My in-laws are in town so I have to do my work at night and I won’t have time this weekend to work more than a couple hours, but as long as I get home at a decent hour I think I can pull off close to three hour sessions while they are here.

The Work

chris-beaven-charcoal-watts-course-2-061215 Finished up the Buddha head tonight, this took much longer than I expected and I was focusing hard the entire time.


chris-beaven-charcoal-watts-course-3-061215 I wanted to try what I have learned on a real still life instead of from photo. I’m going to have to do this more often to keep in practice.






I figured I would try the same in paint. This started out really well, but I lost focus about half way through.








  • Session: 868
  • Work: 705
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal, Oil
  • Location: Watts atelier online: Fundamentals 2, value scales
  • Art Time: 2.5
  • Creative Time:



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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."