Monday, May 24, 2010

Giant Gap #2 8x10

This was painted on a rare nice day this month. Normally I would be doing a lot more plein air work by this time of year but the weather has been uncooperative.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

orange bell 8x6

This is another quick classroom demo. It's fun to work fast and somewhat loose sometimes.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

bartlett #5 6x8

This is a classroom demo.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

She-Ra 6x8

This is a gift for one of our teacher's who is retiring this year. I don't usually start with a tight drawing but in this case I needed to get the likeness of a specific dog.

After the drawing I do a loose under painting.

After the under painting It's just a matter of blocking in the fur color. I try to make an interesting combination of warm and cool values while maintaining the dog's likeness.

once the pooch has been blocked in I paint in the background. Sometimes I will start putting in the background sooner so I can adjust the other colors to the dark value that will be surrounding them. In this case, I chose not to do that. During this phase I try to pay close attention to my edges.

Friday, May 07, 2010

scissors etc. 11x14

I had a lot of fun painting this one. Reflective and transparent surfaces are endlessly fascinating to me.