P. Landis Blair Fine Art Blog Posts

  • "Head of Man"
    on Oct 29, 2010 in portraits charcoal
    Charcoal on newsprint24 x 18 in.Click image to enlarge.It has been long months since I have posted. While I will not divulge the details of my detachment, I will sum things up by saying that I am glad to be drawing and painting again.This is a large...
  • "Blockhead"
    on Jun 8, 2010 in portraits oil painting
    Oil on canvas14 x 11 in.Click image to enlarge.As you can probably immediately guess, this painting is a little...different. My wife and I have a rather small bathroom in the basement. My wife, bless her, knows my love for Charles Schultz and Peanu...
  • "Discussion"
    on Jun 4, 2010 in portraits pen and ink figures
    Pen & ink on paper8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.Click image to enlarge.This drawing is available for sale here on Etsy.It has been quite a while since I have tackled a pen & ink crosshatched drawing. This one took some time because of all the lines, but...
  • "Uncertain Self-Portrait"Oil on Masonite20 x 16 in.Click image to enlarge.I actually painted this a number of weeks ago, but I was so uncertain and frustrated with it at the time that I did not post it. A month later, with fresh eyes, I am beginning to have feelings for it.
  • Changes...
    on Jun 3, 2010
    As you may have noticed, things have been different on my blog lately. By different I mean absent. I believe you deserve at least a small explanation. I recently found out that I was accepted into grad school for a Master of Fine Arts program. Eve...
  • "Guitar Angel"
    on Apr 29, 2010 in ballpoint pen
    Ballpoint pen on paper4 1/2 x 4 in.Click image to enlarge.Copyright 2010All rights reserved$25unframedfree shippingin U.S. and CanadaIf you are interested in purch...
  • "Young Man Reclining"
    on Apr 23, 2010 in portraits ballpoint pen
    Click image to enlarge.Ballpoint pen on paper8 x 9 in.Copyright 2010All rights reserved$20unframedfree shippingin U.S. and CanadaIf you are interested in purchasing th...
  • "Portrait of a Man"
    on Apr 22, 2010 in portraits pen and ink
    Pen & ink on paper7 x 6 in.Click image to enlarge.I did this sketch earlier today, but I am hoping to make it back out to the studio later to work on some other things. I have somewhat slacked off for the last few days, and I need to jump start...
  • "Golf Swing"
    on Apr 21, 2010 in animation
    I have not posted any animation in a while, so I thought I would try another short sequence tonight. However, this time I also quickly coloured the animation. I am still trying to learn the animation program I have, but I am starting to work my way...
  • "Standing Woman"
    on Apr 17, 2010 in ballpoint pen figures
    Ballpoint pen on paper10 x 6 in.Click image to enlarge.This drawing is bizarre. I tried cautiously shading only a few areas on one of my contour drawings.It kind of makes me wary, and yet I can not stop looking at it.I need to go to bed.Copyright 20...
  • "Portrait"
    on Apr 17, 2010 in portraits pen and ink
    Pen & ink on paper8 x 7 in.Click image to enlarge.This is another drawing I did last night when I should have been painting.However, I did make my way out to my studio this evening and had that conversation with my canvas and paints.I do not know...
  • "Questions"
    on Apr 16, 2010 in watercolour reed pen figures
    Reed pen & ink and watercolour on paper10 x 8 in.Click image to enlarge.I was not quite sure what kind of drawing would emerge when I sat down in my studio this evening. I tried to react without thinking. The end result is slightly reminiscent...
  • "Standing Old Man"
    on Apr 14, 2010 in ballpoint pen figures
    Ballpoint pen on paper10 x 4 in.Click image to enlarge.This awkward sketch is all I could muster today.I have my hopes set for some painting tomorrow.It could happen...Copyright 2010All rights reserved$20unframedfree...
  • "After Caravaggio"
    on Apr 12, 2010 in ballpoint pen figures
    Click image to enlarge.Ballpoint pen on paper7 x 11 1/2 in.Copyright 2010All rights reserved$20unframedfree shippingin U.S. and CanadaIf you are interested in purchasing this drawing,...
  • "Geometry"
    on Apr 12, 2010 in ballpoint pen figures
    Ballpoint pen and coloured pencil on paper10 x 8 in.Click image to enlarge.Copyright 2010All rights reserved$30unframedfree shippingin U.S. and CanadaIf you are interested in purchasing...
  • "Professor Wolber"
    on Apr 11, 2010 in portraits ballpoint pen
    Ballpoint pen on paper5 1/2 x 5 in.Click image to enlarge.This is a sketch of the best art professor I ever had.I miss his critiques, I miss him, and I wish him well.If you would like to see some of his artwork, please click the link below to view hi...
  • "Nervous"
    on Apr 10, 2010 in portraits ballpoint pen
    Ballpoint pen on paper7 x 5 in.Click image to enlarge.The proportion is way off in this drawing, but I actually kind of enjoy it. It is another drawing that reminds a bit of Kokoschka's proportioning. It borders on being unbelievable.I need to pain...
  • "Man with Shapes"
    on Apr 8, 2010 in marker portraits
    Fine point marker on paper7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.Click image to enlarge.I do not like this drawing.Let us leave it at that.Copyright 2010All rights reserved$15unframedfree shippingin U.S. and CanadaIf...
  • "After Newman's O'Keeffe"
    on Apr 8, 2010 in marker portraits
    Marker on paper9 x 8 in.Click image to enlarge.This is a drawing I did based on a photograph by Arnold Newman of Georgia O'Keeffe.I almost did not do this drawing so, I am glad I changed my mind. This was actually ultimately very fun to see what I c...
  • "Concert"
    on Apr 7, 2010 in pen and ink figures
    Pen & ink and white chalk on paper8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.Click image to enlarge.This is a pen and ink drawing I did this evening, based on the style of Aubrey Beardsley. After scanning the drawing into the computer, however, I played with the contrast...
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