Well, my blog and I are still at war this morning but it looks like it is going to let me post after a few trys and a very slow upload. Good news. I have been asked to be one of three judges for the 51st Art Annual, which is at the Mondavi Winery on Woodbrige Road in Acampo, Ca. in March.
Also my Jerrry gave me the radio/CD player that he did not use..YAAAH! My old one quit playing CD's and I had to tape the on switch on to get the radio to play...so now I am in the lap of luxury!!!!
Sad news, I have lost my figure drawing sketchbook so I will not be posting any of them on eBay. For the life of me I do not know where it is. Sometimes I think I am lossing my mind. We have been cleaning the studio for weeks...it is probably in a new place, I hope. I have a whole stack of nude really quick sketches on newsprint but I can not imagine anyone wanting them as newsprint paper is such poor quality. I could use feedback on that.
Etched with Age is a 25 minute quick study in oil for my quick studies class.Click Here To Bid
My blog is giving me trouble again today. It is very frustrating. I actually got the image in the browser box but could not get it to move to the blog. The image is a portrait of a black woman with her hair wrapped in a black scarf and she is wearing a black shirt. Since I can not get it to post, click my link to view it. So sorry!!!! : ( To See or Bid on my eBay 25 minute quick study oil portrait, CLICK HERE
I started framing pieces for the Knowlton Sketchbook Show. The Opening Reception is December 4, 1-4. I got one framed today and will continue framing tomorrow. Yehhhhh! I finally got the image to post. Boy, that was tough work!!
Well, today I stripped 6 portraits off the canvases with Easy-Off Oven cleaner. I figure if I do not think they are good enough for a bidder on eBay to like them, I should reuse the canvas. Enough saving things that are of no value besides, my work has gotten better since then. This is a 25 minute oil head study from my Quick Studies Class. Click Here To Bid
I am struggling with my blog tonight. It does not want to let me post an image. I will try again. Well, still no luck. I am going to put a link so you can see Sandra on eBay. Sorry, I can not put in a link tonight either. My eBay name is eger_studio if you want to find me on eBay. OK, it finally let me do something! Yah! Yes, I am still cleaning out the studio! Click here to bid
This is Kenny again. This drawing has much nicer color than this image. Doesn't he have a terrific face!!!! I have been doing some work for my MFA directed study but I am going to work on that more before I post any of that work. I have been using award ribbons as my subject. The colors are so beautiful and the flowing shapes are a challenge. To Bid on Kenny Click Here
Oh, a really sad effect of the economy...the wonderful 20th Street Gallery in Sacramento, Ca. has officially closed. It was a wonderful gallery and Jim Ferry and his staff worked so hard for the community of Sacramento and the art community at large. They will be missed!!!
This was a quick study in pastel of Kenny Davis. He was a student of mine in 1993. He was a terrific person and a wonderful portrait model!!!!! Click Here to Bid
I will be posting a group of pastel drawings that I did in 1993. My students were going to the Lodi Art Center and posing for the portrait and clothed figure drawing group. They were wonderful models. Four of the drawings I will be posting are of Kenny Davis. All four will be head studies in pastel. This one is on burgandy Canson paper. To Bid Click Here
I did this quite a few years back in a painting class with Ning Hou. I learned a lot from him but it was a painful learning experience.He had us paint from dark to light and he would say one stroke...one stroke...one stroke! He meant that you only put down one stoke of color then change the color with every stroke. The color is rather emotional but the painting is playful. It is an oil and 8" X 10". Yes, I am still cleaning out the studio. Yesterday I started to rehang it and discovered that it was much dirtier than I thought. I am allergic to dust and my head and face are saying bad words to me today!!! To Bid Click Here.
I am still cleaning out the studio one drawing at a time. I am still trying to figure out how to ship paintings bigger than 11" X 14". Once I am sure I know how to deal with the shipping, I will post some misc. figures in oil, that I have done for several of my Academy Classes. I also have a large stack of portraits that I have done over the years of my students. They were all done from life and most were between 30 minutes and 45 minutes. They are mostly pastel maybe a few in charcoal. I will be posting those as well. Some are really delightful, and I see something lovely or .... and so I have kept them for many years.
Well, now that the studio tour is over...I need to rehang the entire studio. It looks depressing right now!!!! It is bare and sad. The bottom picture is paintings to hang. The 3rd picture is the hordes of paintings that keep piling up in the studio.(the flat file is full also.) The 1st and 2nd is my upstairs studio space. Hopefully this weekend I will get some work back on the walls again. I have a huge stack of pastel quick life portraits and I am hoping to put some of those on eBay very soon. The entire stack is past students that came to the Lodi Art Center to model about 10 years ago. I am a pack rat. I just can not bear to toss out something that I see beauty in. I am still posting under grad life drawings and head drawings on eBay. Click here for latest eBay post
Well, my studio is stripped bare. I have some serious cleaning to do then I will rehang the upstairs and the overflow space. Right now I have stacks of canvases everywhere. School has started back up so .....lots of carefully planned time. I woke up at about 3A.M. and could not sleep. Very weird. This painting was done for my quick studies class. She is a 90 minute quick study. To Bid Click Here
Yesterday my dearest Jerry was helping me reorganize the studio. I would never do it without him but my goodness it is such a painful experience. The studio now has NO paintings on the walls, needs dusted and then vacumned again and only then paintings can go back on the walls. We moved all the paintings to the downstairs holding area. I had no idea how many paintings there are. Looking at all of them was a frightening thought. To Bid Click Here
Well, tomorrow morning I will unload the car and hopefully paint a little more before I begin teaching again on Tuesday. So many lovely people came to the Studio Tour and they were so kind and interesting. I am posting some pictures of my work and of Gil Dellinger and Lucinda Kasser demonstrating. I was also demonstrating but because I was behind the camera my easel is empty. If life got in the way of you coming at least you can see the spirit of the event!!! If you want to check out one of my nudes on eBayCLICK HERE!
Well, the studio tour started today. If you did not make it, it will go on for one more day, Sunday from 10 to 5 P.M. I am bushed!!! I demonstrated all day but I was working on a piece for my MFA directed study so all is good! The visitors were all so pleasant and enjoyable!I will get a good night sleep and be ready to tackle another painting. This little nude is a 25 minute oil sketch and the color is supposed to be exaggerated but it does not feel very exaggerated to me. Oh well. I did try. To Bid Click Here
I am hoping this is a tasteful enough nude that it will not offend anyone. I have 7 small, oil, nudes on eBay right now. I put them there as I have no other place to show them. They are all quick studies done for my Academy of Art "Quick Studies Class" between 25 and 60 minutes. Each one has some quality that I feel is compelling. Go and check them out and give me some feedback please. I am still trying to clean out the studio, as it is wall to wall paintings. If you are not familiar with eBay, just by clicking here does not mean you have bought anything. You actually have to bid once you get there. Also, if you want to see the other paintings there is a spot in the eBay window that says "other items for this seller". You can click there and see the other paintings etc. You all probably know this, but this is a learning experience for me. Click here to bid
I had so much fun painting this piece. She is painted on chip board with oil paint that is thinned way down with turpentine and applied in a dry brush technique. The French Impressionists developed this approach and when done it resembles a pastel although it is done with oil paint. If you paint in oils you should try it. You may like it. Click here to bid
This pastel has taken awards in several show. He was interesting to draw. I am still framing and applying hardware to my paintings for the studio tour. I ran out of hardware and had to go to Lowes for more. Boy, it is pricy! Have a wonderful day and laugh a little if you can!!! To Bid Click Here
I sure had fun doing this one. Since then I have gotten 2 sets of Sennilier pastels and am dying to try them. They were on sale at half off. I use Nupastels to start the drawing then shift to soft pastels. This one was done on printmaking paper with a charcoal value underdrawing that was sprayed before adding pastel over the topTo Bid Click Here
Oh, the other really cool thing that happened is that my old fig tree that was blown over a year and a half ago is growing again. Apparently it is growing from a root that was left in the ground. It is about 2 feet tall now. One of the pleasures of going to the studio used to be, to stop and pick figs. Maybe in a few years I will have that pleasure again. Enjoy the moment!! : )
I wish I had this student longer. His face is so expressive. Students in California schools are fairly transient. Well, yesterday I signed and varnished 30 paintings and I am hoping to frame them today. Yes, it is preparation for the studio tour, which is next weekend. You can get tickets at the Knowlton Gallery or the Lodi Art Center. They are only $10.00 for 2 people. That is a deal for 2 days worth of entertainment! Yesterday when I was signing my paintings I was concentrating so had on making the letters look right that I kept miss spelling my name and had to wipe it off and start over! It is hell getting old!!!!!Click here to bid
Tre was one of my students a few years back. He has a wonderful face and I was so fortunate that he let me draw him for my class. This drawing has taken a few awards and I hope someone likes it as much as I do.I will be in the studio today getting paintings ready for the studio tour. I have some frames on order and am hoping they get here in time. Today is the dreaded signing day. I need to sign paintings and hopefully tomorrow varnish some. Remember to smile it is such a small gift to everyone to see! Later! Click Here to Bid
I love painting and the world around me is amazing. Life is to short and I want to see the best in people. I am putting a few drawings on eBay, as I have time. My Etsy store is empty for now, maybe when I retire or finish my M.F.A. or just find some extra time, I may try again. My Blog is more a forum to share what I am painting, my growth, both failures and successes. I am also working on my M.F.A. in painting and working full time as a high school art teacher. I am an 10 year cancer survivor so I have been given a special gift of life and want to enjoy it to it's fullest.