Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Woman in a Pink Hat...

This is a painting I did in 2004. The added piece of clothing adds so much to the picture.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

February 8

Tricky angle. It was a long day.....................

January 25

Things are looking up. I'm very pleased with this painting. I used an 8x10 canvas, maybe the smaller size is a good starting place.

My favorite.

I enjoyed painting this one because of her hair colour and skins tones.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

One for the wall...

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!?

1960's Playboy..unfinished

Painted Sketches..

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.

Paintings done just for fun...

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

Me if I were a South Park character..

Paint Sketches 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!