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Study for a painting titled “Midas”, but honestly I don’t know if I’ll ever finish it. Casein.
Time to call this one done.
Getting close to a finish on this one.
Adding yellow to the mix. Still a long way to go. I haven’t done much of this kind of color mixing, using scumbles instead of mixing the color on the palette.
Continuing with red green. Still very red.
Getting back to oil painting after a long absence. Starting with two colors (red and green) plus white. And then started two more, for the practice. I’ll take these as far as I can with just these three colors, and … Continue reading
Just finished a portrait commission. The clients posed for photos, and then sat while I did quick sketches to get familiar with their faces. I used both photos and sketches as reference while drawing the portrait.
For the last few weeks I’ve been getting familiar with gouache. I like gouache because I can do little studies like these in my sketchbook, in the TV room with my dog nearby, instead of holed up at the back … Continue reading
I get the monthly newsletter from Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. She gets lots of complaints, but of course in her newsletter she always sounds positive, so this portrait. The idea was pretty clear in the thumbnail, but there were a … Continue reading
This week it’s eyes, studies painted from sculptures by Bernini and Michelangelo.