Monday, February 20, 2012

Misha the Sculptor
11" x 17", oil on linen
Misha is a Russian sculptor who emigrated to the US back in the 80's. His website's here, along with his fathers art, which is pretty beast.

4.5 hours at the Palette and Chisel today. Tons of fun, just going, going, going.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Portraits and figure sketches!

9 x 12, oil on canvas
9 x 12, oil on panel

11 x 17, oil on canvas

A couple 20 minute poses done in charcoal

A student from school posed for us and had the entire Pikachu getup! At one point she looked desperately bored, and that's what I wanted, along with that ghastly hat.

11 x 17, oil on panel

A tiny 4 x 6 color study I did for the painting below. Took about two hours and I'm okay with the overall image, just a little too warm for what was actually happening.

This was a daily capture of the process I used to glaze with oils for the first time. I used Liquin Light Gel and a raw umber underpainting. The underpainting was quite bad, it was rushed to try to get enough time to glaze since I only had a little over a week to work on it so I thought I could fix mistakes in the glaze which I luckily was able to. It was a lot of fun playing around with it, slopping it on there, wiping it away, rubbing it in, seeing colors intermingle and lyer on top of each other.

This was done with 4 layers of glazing oils. Trying to figure out how to glaze as I'm so used to painting directly and even moreso, a lot of what I do is done alla prima.

11 x 17, oil on panel

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Toussaint oil on panel, 23" x 17"
My good friend Toussaint posed for a group of friends after school for 6 hours straight! Great pose, and great outfit which we needed to undo a bit to get it wild and messy.