Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Art: Angela Kneeling (Oil).

Angela Kneeling (Oil on gessoed illustration board, 8x12").

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Art Class: Rose In Blue Light.

Rose in Blue Light (Oil on canvas board, 9x12"). Painted from live model in 2 1/2 hours.

This term I'm taking a class titled: "Portrait in Oil: Emphasis on Lighting."  In it, we explore different lighting situations: two lights, back lighting, warm light, lighting from below, lighting from the side, etc.  For this session, the model was lit by a lone blue light hovering above.  I loved it.  Recently I've started greying down my colors so this leads naturally into this lighting scheme.  I relish using a greyish-purple in paintings.  Rose has large eye openings which can be a challenge, but I'm pleased with how I handled them.  She also had multi-colored hair -- black on top and blonde below -- which was a fun rendering to tackle.  I feel this is one of my better portraits.  Many thanks to my instructor, Jeff Watts, for his help.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Art: White Chair.

White Chair (Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on illustration board, 5x7"). Model: Tamara.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sketchbook: Portrait Of Julie.

Portrait of Julie (Watercolor and colored pencil in Cachet sketchbook, 5x8").

Friday, May 18, 2012

Art: Angela.

Angela (Oil on gessoed illustration board, 6x8").

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What? You Want More Skulls? Of Course, You Do.

Some more sketchbook work trying out different mediums and approaches.

Raven Skull (Marker and ball-point pen in Moleskine sketchbook, 7x4").

Raven Skull (Opaque watercolor in Cachet sketchbook, 5x8").

California Condor Skull (Opaque watercolor in Cachet sketchbook, 5x8").

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Sketchbook: Julie With Crossed Arm.

Julie With Arm Crossed (Watercolor and gouache in Cachet sketchbook, 5x8").

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Sketchbook: Julie.

Julie In Chair (Watercolor and pencil in Moleskine sketchbook, 5x7").

Julie Standing (Watercolor and pencil in Cachet sketchbook with cream colored paper, 4x8").

A few weeks ago I had a photo shoot with a wonderful model named, Julie.  She posed beautifully and I'm really excited to start creating artwork based on the photos.  Here are a couple of sketchbook pieces I've produced thus far.