Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Whoa- way behind on posting. Here's a recent daily (weekly?) paint, and a couple portrait drawings done in my friend David Kassan's class:

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Oil on Canvas Board

Tried a slightly different technique for this one- closer to Russian Impressionism than the others so far. Tried keeping the colors brighter and let optical mixing do more work. Fairly happy with it.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Green Cup
Oil on Canvas Board

Had to try this one again!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Tea Cup on Amorphous Red Blob

Green Teacup
Oil on canvas panel

Well, I'm proud I painted on my second day- that's two days in a row. Off to a good start- much better than my track record for some fitness plans.

But that's pretty much where the pride stops on this one. Lost the drawing, never decided on the color of the light, didn't decide on/indicate the form for the cup or the cloth/red blob (nailed the form on the wall though! Judochop!), and there's no reflected light from the cup onto the cloth. The good side is that it's been bothering me all day and I'm looking forward to taking another stab at it...

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Let the (more or less daily) Painting Begin!

Oil on Canvas Panel

So I've been inspired by the whole Daily Painting movement. I'm about to move back to full time work and have been kicking myself for not producing more art while working part time, and worrying about my ability to do so once I'm working full time again. So it seems like a good challenge to balance out my lack of productivity over the past months, as well as a good way to practice.'m going to try to crank out one small painting every day- at first I'll shoot for getting it done in less than one hour (which I know I won't get yet!), and hopefully get faster from there (not a lot of free hours laying around). I like the idea of the slow, steady, daily practice- along with the idea of trying to get faster.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Digital vs Traditional

Two more shots at the subway dreads girl:

This one's on the computer, obviously. Not done yet- the color is weird. But I explored some of the brush settings on Photoshop and was getting some interesting & good things to happen.

And this one is done traditionally. In acrylics even- and I hate acrylics. Though I made friends with it again a bit on this piece. This one was done faster & much more pleasantly than any of the digital ones. So I guess just keep going!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Portrait of Allie - Part 1

A portrait drawing in progress. Still hopefully have another session with the model- I lost some of her character cleaning up some of the values at home....

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Drawing On The Computer?

So far drawing is the most awkward part of working on the computer. I don't think I'll ever be able to match what I can do with pencil & paper on the computer, but having something to copy will help (rather than working out of my head at first). I'm trying to see if I can take something from start to finish completely on the computer, and hopefully learn a good amount along the way. If I can get this anywhere close the level of Wyeth's original I'll be pleased.

Learning To Paint in Photoshop

Seeing how far I can take a 2 minute sketch from the subway. This is my third shot- finally something is starting to happen that I'm pleased with. Still feeling clumsy in photoshop, but each try I learn a little something else. I think I can take this one a bit further still...