Tuesday, March 30, 2010

practice portrait

                                                                                  8x8 oil

                         I wore myself out trying to get this one to come around.  I tried to work the form some more, but didn't quite get it.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday's group Cat

                                                                               12x12 oil

          If I painted him ten more times, it should look better, right?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Two tone man

                                                                           12x16 oil

                 Some one suggested that I should try two tones Blue and Burnt sienna. One for the warm side and one for the cool side. I didn't pull that off. I stopped at the 2 hour mark.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Couldn't wait until Saturday to work on this.

                                                                           12x16  oil

       Wanted to work on this. It seems good for me.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday's group block-in Mr. Hardesty

12x16 oil

Here's my block-in 2hrs. with the Livestream group. You can click on the video to see where Jon got. Some folks watch Jon paint, then paint afterwards. I painted while he painted but didn't follow him in any way really. In a few years i should come around to better results, right?

Friday, March 19, 2010

33 minute oil sketch

6x6 oil

Took 33 minute time limit on this one. You get what you get with this time. This is Karin Jurick.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

sketch 3-17

6x6 oil

Off day today. I couldn't get any thing to lay down right.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

30 minute sketch

6x6 oil

Only took 30 minute to paint and no fixing after. This is where it ended up at.

Monday, March 15, 2010


6x8 oil

Trying a little sketch. Hope it looks human, i might fix that eye direction.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday's group paint out "Walter"

12x16 oil

We painted Jon's bird "Sir. Walter".

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Copy of Winslow Homer's "Breezing up"

16x20 oil

I thought that I would copy a Winslow Homer painting for this week. It's not easy. Those old timers are using a different technique that I did. Think they used glazing. Me, just the brush. I used Prussian blue, but he might have used phthalocyan blue. My version is still cooler that just a poster print.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Saturday paint along.

12x16 oil

Jon Hardesty had a paint along while he painted this portrait on line . It's a 2 hr. pose.

Some folks watched him paint, then plan to paint their version later from a photo ref.