I’m taking my time with the paper triangle values and making sure I get them close.
Another super productive day but I didn’t get those post out till the next day.
Today’s art session was very fun! I worked on Paper Triangle and began an illustration.
Today I put aside my normal Nicolaides exercise and Fandom Fitness drawing for a relaxing day of art.
Today I finished the Hogwarts castle and started some exercises from Kimon Nicolaides’s book The Natural Way to Draw.
I’m trying to describe more with less but I find myself getting way too detailed on these drawings.
Today I’m starting a new Fandom Fitness drawing of Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter movies.
I had a lot of fun drawing this tree and starting super detailed.
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’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’m excited to start some new things on my website so I decided to start working on that today but it took up much more…
I’m getting a bit burned out on Patrick’s painting so I’m setting up a larger study of Mt Shuksan.
I’m trying to go from what I remember of the mountain the last time were were there and my memory is much different than the…
I was just trying a zoomed in version of this study today and wanted to keep everything very loose with not much detail.
I kept asking myself “why not” through this painting and trying subtle differences from all the other studies.
The fourth study painting of Mt Shuksan in the series and I like this one a lot but I’m not sure it’s ready for a…
The third study painting of Mt Shuksan in the series and it may be the worst yet, but it has some good things also.
The second study painting of Mt Shuksan in a series of paintings that I don’t know how long I will continue with, maybe 50.
I’m starting a new series of studies with the same subject, Mt Shuksan. Eventually I hope to turn what I learn into a large painting.
Working a bit on Patrick’s orange shirt. Trying to achieve these vibrant oranges is difficult.
I’m really contemplating doing a painting of this landscape photo I took but I need to do some notan tests of it’s composition.
My In-laws are in town and we took a trip out to Mt Shuksan which had some of the most beautiful sites I’ve seen in…
I sit next to my 12th floor window as the light fades drawing the street scattered with people possessing lesser fortune than mine own.
Today I took my sketchbook to the lake house and found some time to sketch looking out the window to the dock, it was super…
We stopped at a park so Pattie could do a workout and I did a sketch of some trees.
I’m looking out our window down on a very environmental restaurant we ate at a couple times.
I’m looking out of our 12 story window drawing the Seattle landscape.
There always seems to be a point in a paintings life when I start losing interest.
The quality of brush you use when painting does make a difference, but they don’t have to be expensive.
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.
This painting is now ready for gouache, I’ve done all the preparatory drawing necessary.
Initially I thought a purely linear drawing would work, I was wrong.
In order to organize the extreme complexity of this drawing I’m using a grid.
More drawing on this tree painting, and there is more complexity than I thought.
I’ve decided to start a new painting and I’m going to work on it in tandem with my “Living Room” painting.
Oil painting at my favorite recycle center.
Now for something a little different I met an artist friend on the beach and we painted a landscape.
We had our life drawing group outside today. The weather was pleasant, the artists were happy and the model was great.
Getting caught up on sleep, I napped a lot today and ended up drawing the sheep in pasture just behind the home we were staying…
We love staying and bed and breakfast places. They are always more comfortable than a basic hotel and we meet the best people. I had…