Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Under-painting

Here is the under-painting for my latest painting. It uses a limited palette of burnt sienna, van dyke brown, cerulean blue, and raw sienna. This painting is in oil and on an 18 by 24 inch canvas.

Under-drawing

Here is the under-drawing for my latest painting.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Finger Pricker"

This is my latest finished still-life. It is in oil on a 18 by 24 inch canvas. It took about 25 hours to complete from start to finish, over about a month.




If you want to see progress while painting it over time, click the links below:
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Final

Monday, October 25, 2010

Still-life Under-painting

Here is the under-painting for my new still-life.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Still-life Under-drawing

This is the under-drawing for my next still-life. It is on an 18 by 24 inch canvas.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"A Little for the Cook"

This is my latest completed still-life, in oil, on a 18 by 24 inch canvas.



If you wish to see the different painting sessions while it was in-work, you can click the links below:
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Session 8
Final

Monday, September 6, 2010

Still-life Under-painting

Here is the under-painting for the new still-life. This time, I used three pigments: burnt sienna, burnt umber, and cerulean blue. The idea was to take the white of the canvas away, and give a little indication of value, and temperature.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pencil Lay-in of a New Still-life

Here is my new still-life of a wine glass, corkscrew, and bottle, chef's knife and tomatoes on a cutting-board, and a stack of cookbooks. This one is laid in with pencil on a 18 by 24 inch canvas. I plan to paint this in oil.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Aisles Six and Seven"

This is a completed still life in oil on a 18 by 24 canvas.



If you want to review painting sessions on for this painting, you can use the links below:
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Session 8
Session 9
Session 10
Session 11
Final

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Still-life Under-painting

I decided to do something different this time for the under-painting for this still-life. Typically, I use a glaze of burnt sienna and medium, and then go in with burnt umber for darks. After that, I pull out some lights with a little solvent. This time, I went with a glaze of cerulean blue and medium, then using straight cerulean blue for the darks and pulling out some lights with solvent. The still-life has a lot of cool colors, and a cool light on it, so this seemed more appropriate.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pencil Lay-in of a Still Life

I am starting a new painting this week, a still life in oil on a 18 by 24 inch canvas. Here is it laid in with a pencil on the canvas.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Still Life Under-painting

I started a new painting this week, to keep up my painting skills between painting classes. This one is an oil of a still life of some bottles of oil and vinegar, garlic, and onions. At this stage, it is just the under-painting, using just two colors, burnt sienna, and burnt umber, with some medium.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Advanced Portraits -- Painting 3

This is the third painting from our advanced portrait painting class. This was a quick one, obviously, since it is not complete. We only spent one class period on it, with maybe 2.5 hours painting. I'm not sure that I will do any more on it, since I only really like painting from a live model. As a result, it will likely stay unfinished. In fact, I kind of consider it a study, rather than a finished painting. I can see a lot of things I'd fix if I had more time.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Middle Aged Black Woman With Wavy Hair

It has been a while since I posted. It is not that I have not done anything; it is just that I have not done anything I liked.

This one is from my advanced portrait's class. Here, we played around a bit with a palette knife, again in oils.

This represents about six hours worth of work.