Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Study, 5x5 inches, oil, nfs.

This rather comic-book style small painting is just made up by me. I start with a backbone and then treat the painting as if it were a sculpture, adding and scraping paint off until the painting looks fairly "right". I can tell though, that I was not looking at a real person... it just does not have the veracity of true observation.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Green-eyed Blonde, 5x5 inches, oil, nfs.

I have been finishing up each day's painting with a small quick sketch done on a five by five panel. A square format always seems to lead me to an unusual composition. After a year and a half of only pastels painting, painting in oil is a challenge--I went to the art store and bought new brushes today, so I must be serious.

(I am not self-fixated, I am just the cheapest model I know--really. I work for cookies).

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Rose Worship, 11 x 13 inches, pastel, available.

I was done painting for the day, and this scene caught my eye so strongly that I unpacked my kit and did a quick study. The pastel strokes here are put on the paper almost like sumi-e brush painting. Each stroke tries to convey the gesture or gestalt of what it is describing.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Riotous Spring, 11 x 14 inches, pastel, available.

This composition is a strange one, I was pleased with its success. I had to crouch down on the pathway in order to see the painting I wanted to paint. I like the right inside the flower garden result.