Today’s art session was very fun! I worked on Paper Triangle and began an illustration.
Sunday morning and I’m taking it easy, just doing a few things I’ve committed to and finishing Spock.
Most of my decisions, while applying value on the Spock drawing, is whether to draw with, or against the form.
Spock needed more intricacy to describe the complexity of his face so today I began mixing charcoal and graphite into this drawing and it’s working…
Super full day of art! I started with a modeled painting in gouache, then gestures from memory, then a daily composition and finally some more…
Today I put aside my normal Nicolaides exercise and Fandom Fitness drawing for a relaxing day of art.
The last of the series finished and finished well!
This is the last painting in the series but I don’t think it will be the last gouache landscape I do. I’ve had a lot…
Even though I was having a lot of trouble keeping on task today I still finished this painting and got 2 hours of art in…
I’ve finished the fourth painting and started on the fifth. It’s a very productive day!
I’ve had a very productive day today, but not on art unfortunately. I only spent about an hour painting today.
I really like how these paintings are turning out. At first they don’t look so good but after some details they are really vibrant.
This one is of Mt Baker as seen from the Heliotrope Ridge trail.
I was having so much fun in gouache the past couple days that I decided to try it in the open studio session today.
I’m very happy with the improvements I’ve made over yesterday on the first painting and I like the second even better.
It’s a bit late in the game but I got inspired to do some Christmas / snowy themed landscape paintings for gifts.
I wanted to take a break from Patrick’s painting today and work with some landscape ideas I’ve been having for a while now.
There always seems to be a point in a paintings life when I start losing interest.
This morning was a stressful one as our model canceled at the last minute but luckily we were able to get a great model at…
The quality of brush you use when painting does make a difference, but they don’t have to be expensive.
Unfortunately the values are all wrong in this portrait.
This way of painting is much slower but I enjoy it much more.
I’ve started a painting like too many times to count and I’m realizing I don’t like it.
I was having a lot of trouble with this portrait at the beginning, then I wiped it out and focused.
I’m really enjoying painting in gouache at the open studio, I think I’m starting to get the hang of it.
I finished up this gouache portrait today.
I had such a good time working on a portrait from the live model yesterday that I started one from a photograph today.
For today’s life drawing session I just focused on doing a portrait of the model.
Yep, I’m still working on this still life…
After a long day at the hospital I’m doing the bare minimum in painting tonight.
When blocking in large areas of a painting it always seems to get awkward.
I brought my gouache paints to life drawing today to see if I could paint a figure in gouache.
This is proof that I work better on a smoother surface.
After a very busy day and a trip to the hospital, I’m switching over to gouache in preparation for this weekend.
With this painting I have become increasingly frustrated with Gouache. I’m beginning to think that it is not the medium for me.
I’m getting closer to the look I want to have with the figure in gouache. I think it’s still going to take a while to…
Day two and I’m still trying to figure out this gouache figure thing. I’m sure it’s going to take me a while to get a…
For this month I have decided to focus on the figure in gouache and the transition to this medium from a month of charcoal drawing…
Today I attempted to take my gouache on the deck and paint a tree but I had so much trouble with it that I gave…
So I finally finished up this small painting of the complex ball in gouache and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Wow, another busy day for me. Before I know it the day is almost gone and I have to get some art time in. I…
In the zone today, I was taking my time and drawing this interesting and complex still life piece. I have painted this ball at least…
I tried a different setup today for painting this simple orange and I think I liked it better.
Painting a landscape in gouache is very hard. There are so many variables that you have to deal with all at once that it is…
I’m happy with how this painting turned out. Finally an apple painting in gouache that I can be proud of.
You know what… it’s easy to show only your best work all the time.
I’m testing out my skill with gouache on a very simple subject. I always think this is easier than it turns out, even with this…
My last few days of art hasn’t been anything spectacular I’m just continuing with a well established habit.