Tuesday, October 27, 2009


We lost a great friend this weekend..

This one goes out for the wooster.

Sometimes the little ones are the most amazing of all. I hope to live so strong as life as you.

Bargue 52

Why the long face?

Probably the least fiddled sketch of myself. More deliberately painted than past ones . Also a different selection of colors but otherwise just another practice painting. Oh and I didn't smile cause it's cheesy ;)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bargue Plate 51

I'm still using a roughish canvas but found a little better method with gradations. Although at this scale (no bigger than 9 by 12 inches) some things can't be "rendered" - unlike with pencil. But I like to use the plates to experiment with paint as well as just to draw.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Edgar Payne thumbs

I've been doing some gouache/watercolor sketches/comps of Edgar Payne paintings. Pretty small but fun to see his approach even if I have to take a different tack to painting them in gouache. It'd be nice to have the original oils to look at...

Bargue 49

Took a slightly different approach to this one to play with some different materials/layering but it's still just a Bargue...