Tuesday, July 28, 2009

painting on Mondays

I'll continue to use oils during the Monday night
figure sessions to practice laying down the right
stroke of paint having the right value,color,size
and edge quality.

I'm more confident painting during a short session
rather than a longer pose, say three hours. I think
that the longer the pose the more mistakes that can be
made; while on a shorter pose a few calculated correct
strokes can finish the painting.

landscape study

Well here is a landscape I painted
of a watering hole at McKinney falls.
I switched the painting to black and white.
I'm not too happy with the way I paint and I'm
trying to get away form all the blocky blobs
of color. Anyways, I see so many things that
are wrong and I know I'll have to be conscious
of them on my next paintings.

Friday, July 24, 2009


7.23.9 Landscape

I discovered a pond not too far from my home; so I had to go there
with my paints.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lifedrawing updates:7.23.9

Well, here are several drawings that I created
this morning at a local life drawing session:

and here are several from Monday:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Daily Painting:Noise Maker

Eh, a quick study to try and put down the colors I see.
As I placed paint strokes onto the canvas I could hear
the same subject matter echoing in the treetops outside.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Rock study

A study I painted, yesterday, at my favorite greenbelt.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Portrait and a Landscape

Well, here is a portrait that I created this afternoon:

and this here is an hour long painting from yesterday evening:

Friday, July 3, 2009

A portrait and a speedpaint

I joined a portrait painting session that
is held every Friday. Here is my first
one from the group:

Felt like I needed to paint something yesterday; so I went outside
and carried my oils with me:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lifedrawing updates

Well, here are several life drawings that I've completed
within the past few days: