Monday, January 30, 2012

"Meg" Oil on board
"Cushman" Oil on linen
 The portrait of Meg definitely came to be by an accident. I had oil primed a wooden panel about a month prior to the painting and since it had been dry to the touch I picked it to start painting on. Thing is from my experience, the room where I leave all my supports to dry makes the oil primer take a very long time to dry. There are stages where it's tacky, then dry to the touch, then completely dry (starts to feel a little gritty). I had started painting and I noticed the oil primer underneath starting to mix in with the oil paint!

Long story short, it had made the paint very difficult to move and it had sunken in and dried completely the next day. Over the course of 4 days I painted and it gave me a very interesting surface texture I'd like to work on in the future.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

2 hour foot study.

2 hour head study at the Palette and Chisel.

20 minute form studies.
Coffee and sketch some more.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

 17 x 11 portraits in oil from a weekly portrait session.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

More sketches while sipping coffee and riding the train

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Recent sketches aboard the Metra and in coffee shops