Today I painted in oil for the first time in weeks.

After working really hard on the design process for the Mt Shuksan composition and transferring the drawing to the panel I painted it today. Then promptly wiped it all off. Haha.

The process wasn’t working out exactly how I wanted it to. I was able to identify some step that I need to add to the process before putting brush to canvas. Tomorrow I will start those additions to the design process.

I moved the iteration of this beach scene to my design process document and It’s already working very well. The next thing I need to do with this process is remove the 7 values swatches and reduce them to 5.

My daily digital warmup. I feel this practice is essential for getting used to the new feel of a medium. To help with that even more I switched up brushes through the whole process to find what I liked and didn’t like.


  • Session: 3406
  • Work: 1920
  • Width: 11"
  • Height: 9"
  • Medium: Digital
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 4.75
  • Creative Time: 1.25


Drawing, Painting

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."