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".

Sunday, October 19, 2008


bridge_01, originally uploaded by chuckrose.

There is this little bridge near my house that runs over the Little Patuxent River. It's on one of those roads that use to be important. Now it's next to a four lane highway and is seldom used. That's OK. I think I like it that way.

BTW, I am diggin' this iPhone paint application.


beach_02, originally uploaded by chuckrose.

Worked on the clouds a bit more. Time to move on to the next one....

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Duck, NC on my iPhone

Duck, NC, originally uploaded by chuckrose.

This is the second painting I have do on my iPhone since I bought the app "Brushes". Best 99 cents I ever spent. The clouds are still a bit too solid, but I'm still getting use to this. More to come.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


lonely_cloud, originally uploaded by chuckrose.

This is so cool. You can now paint on your iPhone using an app called "Brushes". Thanks to Steve Sprang for his work on this. I did this one with my fingers, but I ordered an iPhone stylus this morning which should really make this a useful sketching tool.

You can find the stylus here:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Monkey Girl

Most kids would hate it if you posted a picture like this of them on the internet. But not my daughter. She's the best. On Father's Day she came into the kitchen and gave me her best "Monkey Face". What you don't see in this drawing are her hands pulling her ears out, and she puffs up her cheeks and crosses her eyes. In real life she is so beautiful. (ya, I know I'm her dad, but she is.) The proof is the first pic.

But what I love about my daughter is that when she looked at the silly cartoon she inspired, she didn't think it was horrible. She wasn't concerned that she didn't look pretty enough. She thought it was cool.

She is awesome.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Boy am I rusty

I haven't painted in months. And boy does it show.

It's Saturday. I completed some freelance work, walked the dog, checked office e-mail, paid some bills. What the Hell, why not pull out the water colors and slap some paint around. I used a photo I took driving on Skyline Drive a few months ago as reference. I was reluctant to paint a sunset because it can look so trite. (and I am not sure I escaped it here) but I really loved this scene.

So, I just have to say to myself, "self! you haven't picked up a brush since July. What do you expect?" I need to practice, practice, practice.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Snoop Dog

A friend I work with has this great dog named Snoop. He's a bit old and crabby, but has a face you have to love. We do a secret Santa at work every Christmas where we draw names and give a present we are encouraged to make. This year I got Snoop's owner. I thought a sketch of his faithful hound would make a nice present. I framed it. He tells me it is in a place of honor in the family room.