Thursday, September 29, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

This weeks painting

I painted this landscape from a photo I took in winter while at Arches National Park. While painting I was constantly going back to the desert in my mind, feeling the light breezes and listening to the dead silence. Definitely one of my favorite places.

 This is my pallet for this painting.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Red charcoal figure drawing

I didn't have time to get more grey paper before class, so I tried going back to the red charcoal. I struggled a bit. Not having used this medium for awhile, it felt a bit uncomfortable. It's OK but not one of my best.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Last weeks figure in oil

I decided to convert another Wed night drawing into a painting. This one took a bit longer than the last one. I struggled a bit with colors especially in the shadows.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I painted this today from a drawing I did a couple of weeks ago in class.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Portrait of Darrel and Joyce in oil done

I've finished the portrait of Darrel and Joyce.  I guess I'm pretty happy with it. Darrel's shirt was a little challenging. If you remember the photo, he is wearing a multi colored striped shirt. I really didn't feel like painting all those stripes, so I simplified. The challenge was in seeing the shading through all of that color.

Friday, September 2, 2011

latest progress on portrait in oil as well a Wed. figure drawing

Here is the progress I've made on Darrel and Joyce in the last two evenings. It's not quite as exciting as when their faces emerged, but still fun to see. The third picture is from our Wed. night class.