Sunday, December 30, 2012
Now to take them to an organization who will know of people with cold heads and have some hats to offer them. Either Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, or the Soup Kitchen. Update: I took them in to the Salvation Army local office and they were quite pleased to have hats to hand out.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
But I drew this while he listened to an audio book and he didn't move a muscle, at all! for over 10 minutes. It was amazing for the sketcher, who was very happy!
Pencil in a Handbook artist's journal.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Lots of problems here, not the least of which is the jaundiced eyeballs from the gold background showing through.
But for a 2 hour session (that's 20 minute sittings with 5 minutes in between), I felt pretty good about getting a whole head down!
Daniel Smith oils on 140# w/c paper, with gold acrylic ground.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Saturday, December 08, 2012
The distant background will get more work, but for now, I'm liking the rest.
A viewer can create a story of what is happening here--fruit clumped together, tablecloth pushed back, bowl tipped over.
I like to think this still life is a narrative of an event. Feel free to create one.
12x16 canvas board.
Friday, December 07, 2012
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
In my workshop group we had a lot of discussion about what color the earring should be (it was bright gold in reality).
I thought it should be a shade of gold. Everyone (experienced oil painters) told me I should make it a cool (temperature) color. I bowed to more knowledgeable artists, and this is what came out--aiming for a silvery thing. Why cool? In such an obvious spot?
Doesn't work for me, but will rethink it when I understand more.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Mostly purple, blue added later after it appeared during the next sketch.
Started with purple, then it switched to blue.
There's no going back to a previous color, so the only direction is onward to use what appears, trying to make it work.
On card stock.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
I'm doing 11x14s, which don't completely fit on the scanner. But I get a better jpg that way compared to taking a quick photo.
Daniel Smith oils on canvas board.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I did the ground in chromium green acrylic with a textured finish. Then drew him in ultramarine, before painting the rest during his session.
I'm beginning to get the hang of this alla prima life painting in oils, I think! Though if I go back to work on this, it's not alla prima anymore.
Daniel Smith oils on canvas board.
Friday, November 09, 2012
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Monday, November 05, 2012
Sunday, November 04, 2012
I loved the cover through, so I cut the it into two pieces and glued them on a Bienfang spiral sketchbook, becoming the current volume of the journal.
Acrylic on w/c paper, coated with medium.
Friday, November 02, 2012
One of the artists found this man in the Apple store and asked him if he would model. He agreed, and was excellent at doing it. Turns out that he is a potter and used to artists.
On 300# gessoed watercolor paper.