Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Blueberries (Sold)

...Back into the world of inanimate objects for a spell. I'll post a larger version of this on the website sometime soon.

Here's a detail:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I Swear I Wasn't Grumpy

Here's something I've been working on intermittently. It's not done yet... I actually made some changes last night, so I'll post another image soon.

My first figure drawing / painting class was a lot of fun. It is a challenge to work quickly and have faith in how the lines work. I will post some sketches when I get a chance to photograph them.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Little update

I've been working hard on a figure study over the past few weeks. It's frustrating at times, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This painting is the first time I've ever worked from a photograph... not something I prefer to do, but - given my current location in the middle of nowhere - it's convenient. Anyway, I've been amazed by the range of colors and tones you can find on one person. It's funny/sad to think about how we have reduced our descriptions of skin tones down to "white" and "black," but then, it would be hard to spit out "alizarin crimson and cad yellow light with just a dot of ultramarine blue and burnt umber" in the middle of a sentence.

These latest projects have inspired me to take a figure painting class at the Delaware Art Museum, starting next week. This will be my first life drawing/painting class. Probably should have tackled this particular skill a bit earlier... Maybe, if I'm feeling brave, I will share some of the results with you.