Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Here's another iPhone painting using brushes. It's a favorite spot of mine near the house where my hound loves to swim.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tom Dehass - Open Container

This poor soul is Tom. He was arrested for 'Open Container'. One can only assume he was in public and not of his right mind, open container or not. His face has quite a tale to tell.

Strange new project

This is going to sound weird, but I have become interested in a new project inspired by a Tweet from my associate, Juan Thomassie. He sent me the URL of a creepy little website from They keep an archive of mug shots of those unfortunate enough to have been recently arrested. The archive is sortable by a number of ways. But one of the most interesting is by age. What I felt was so compelling was how the faces of people changed over time. The older the arrested became, the more their lifestyles seem to have physical effects on their faces.

Their features seem to become twisted. Over sized eyes, twisted noses and faces that seem to be contorted from top to bottom. For some reason I feel compelled to record these anomalies. I think it begs the question, "Do our choices and actions have a bearing on our physical appearance?"

This first entry is a portrait based on the mug shot of Daniel. Booked on May 13, 2009 for a sexual predator violation.

Friday, April 17, 2009

iPhone beach sketch from memory

I have been working on a 48 x 36 canvas of this (see small underpainting below), but I did this on my iPhone tonight, from memory, while watching TV.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Beach Storm 03

Beach Storm 03, originally uploaded by chuckrose.

Starting a new painting. This time with real paint! You may have seen my earlier post of the iPhone version of this image. It worked well as a color study, but there is nothing like the smell of oil paints and mineral spirits.

This color study is 9.5 x 6" on masonite. The final will be 48 x 30" on canvas.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another view of The Little Patuxent

This is another iPhone painting of the river near my neighborhood. This was don at around 5:30 in the afternoon.

Tree by our little river

Tree by our little river, originally uploaded by chuckrose.

I walk my dog in the morning and I pass this beautiful sight. This is the Little Patuxent River. It's behind our neighborhood and never fails to fill me with joy every time I look at it. This is my third iPhone painting with the application 'Brushes".