Sunday, August 28, 2011

Portrait in oil of Darrel and Joyce

I found time to paint today. Here is the progress I made on Darrel and Joyce's portrait.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Portrait of Darrel and Joyce in oil 2

I hope this isn't too annoying for those of you who get e-mails every time I post. I've actually worked on this a couple of times since my last post. I really do enjoy painting more when I can devote a large block of time. This work is a couple of one hour sessions. It's a bit frustrating because the paint on the canvas drys and the new paint doesn't blend the same.

Also I do want everyone to feel free to make comments. Constructive criticism is welcome. I know I am no Divinci, but I am always striving to be better, and I may not see ways to improve that others may see.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Portrait of Darrel and Joyce in Oil



I thought it might be fun to post my progress on my latest painting. I worked all day on this. I hope to post after each session and have kind of a history of my process when I am done.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Last nights figure drawing

This figure drawing in charcoal and white pencil is from last nights figure drawing class. It was good to be back with the gang after a week off. We were lucky to have my favorite model who comes up with some fantastic poses. On this drawing I tried to soften my usual cross hatching as well as introduce a kind of checker board cross hatch for the back ground.

Monday, August 8, 2011

land scapes from vacation


I just got back from my trip to Mexico and south western Colorado. I was able to do a little drawing and painting. I spent a couple of days at Chaco Canyon Where I did the Charcoal with white pencil. I also spent some time in Telluride where did the oil painting of Wilson peak on a 6"x8" canvas board. It was done in about two hours. It's no masterpiece, but I feel like I'm headed in the right direction.