Here's a still life I set up and wanted to spend a little more time to refine the values and hues. I spent about 3 hours on this 11" x 14"
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I loved the different hues in the grapefruit. I set up a simple still life with the intense fruit justaposed against a muted background.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
This is a color version of the previous painting. I really tried to stick to the values I created in the previous painting. Improving the values where I thought it would help.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
This was a 20 minute sketch of another painter who is a friend of mine. It's 5 1/2" x 7". Sometimes a few of us get together and pose for each other for 20 minutes. Then the next person switches from painting to model for another 20 minutes. And you just keep rotating through. It's a great way to be able to paint the figure from life and not spend a small fortune on models.
Friday, January 11, 2008
This is Sangha, Carole's trusted companion. Carole and I share a studio with another talented artist. While the model took a break Sangha hopped onto the stage and posed for us. I have been wanting to try to paint him but I didn't think he would hold still long enough. In this case Wendy, a painting friend, held out a treat for him so he would hold the pose for a few minutes.