Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I Ain't no Fechin

Did this self portrait, again from life, but with the knife...and a teeny bit of brush.
It's hard to shoot knife paintings 'cause of all the reflections..
The model was fidgety, too...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Self portrait sketch in oil

This is the first self portrait in oil I've done. Did it from life (with the help of a mirror) .
Pardon the bad photo, my camera's grainy (but the painting IS loose and sketchy - about 2-3 hrs.

Bright, brights..and flats

Another oil sketch with brights and flats...trying to experiment

Portrait light effect

without elaborating too much this is a study pushing the effect of the light through it's color. That part worked but as a painting...oh well...that's a different story

More cast but tighter finish

took a little longer on this one, wet on dry so I could work on rendering...

Some cast sketching

Yet more outdoor sketching in oil

A hot but weird hazy day at Pipes

Some brush plein air...

I need to practice painting with a brush...not just a knife, this one is mostly brights

More bright sketches

Brights are fun but tricky 'cause the edge quality is harsh but it's all learning

Experiment with brights

I've been playing around with brights lately, quick metal study

It's been a while...since my last confession :)

Some palette knife plein air