Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
8x10.Oil on canvas. 2 1/2 hours.
OK, so again I should be careful of the anatomy of the study and not rush into painting without constantly checking proportions. But we had turned off some of the overhead lights and it was a little darker than usual so I'm using that as my excuse. The original does look better than this scanned image.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Oil on canvas. I tried a more illustrative approach here, keeping the brushstrokes visible. The background color gives the painting a 60's feel (not intentional).Overall I'm pleased with the results but I must be more aware of the anatomy, if you notice her thigh is a little long.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
I spent a litle more time on this one and luckily I didn't balls it up, so I'm pleased with the result. About two and a half hours. It's tricky when you think you should stop the painting before ruining it but you need to add some more details to make it more complete....where's the save button!?
Several quick sketches of different faces to loosen up. It's good not to get to bogged down with completing a picture, here I stopped when I wanted to .....but by the time I came to paint again the oils had dried up so I couldn't continue anyway, I would only have messed things up.
Painted from a magazine photo..
This was painted from an image in a magazine of an Hollywood actress whom I forget the name of..which is good because it probably doesn't look much like her..
Another painted from a magazine....makes good practice I guess.
A painting from a photograph.
A caricature of Bette Davis painted several years ago. Painted in acrylic, which took some getting used to after painting with oils...
Friday, February 10, 2006
A diary of the year 2006. Each Wednesday I will attempt a painting class and hopefully by the end of the year I will have made some progress with my ability to control the medium of oil paint. We will see...I will probably get worse and worse..Whoo Hoo!