Sunday, January 29, 2012

Male contrapposto figure drawing and this weeks fast paintings

I don't feel too talkative this week, so I'll let these images speak for them selves.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

This weeks post

Here is this weeks figure drawing. I usually try to not say anything negative in these posts, but this this gals feet and ankles are too big. I'd love to fix them, but I am afraid if I try I will ruin the drawing. Oh well, maybe next time.

These are the fast paintings from this week. I've been going over an hour a bit, but it actually makes it more fun to see a painting that's a bit more finished.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This weeks Figure drawing and 6x8 quick paintings

This drawing is from last Weds. Figure drawing session. This man was quite large. This was also the first time I've drawn with three colors. Black, red and white. 

This is my grandfather's first muzzle loader with a mirror.
 I sketched this one one evening and painted in the colors the next. I love the look of the big cotton woods without their leaves, however they are quite challenging to paint. I think I am getting closer with this one.
 I wish I had painted this from life, but it is a copy from a book I am working from by Kevin MacPherson.
 These are some miniature orchids that we have been enjoying since this summer. It has been nice to see them bloom and bloom.
                                          This is the view north from the bottom of our canyon.
                                                 I liked the effect of the shadows in the snow.
                                                         Sea shells in a small bowl.
                                                         this one needs no discription.
 This is the second time I've painted this scene from Walker ranch. I have a feeling I will be returning to this spot. I hope I improve so this will turn out better and better every time I paint it.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Figure drawing and 1 hour oil paintings

The Weds. night figure drawing group started up again this past week. Here is what came out of that evening for me. It was good to be back.

The book I am reading suggest doing a one hour painting every day for three months as a way to improve. So, here are some from the first week of this exercise. I think most of these went over an hour. It is so hard for me to put the brush down.