Monday, June 28, 2010

Cave Painting II fini

I'm finished with this one. I started out with a gessoed piece of masa paper. The first lines were from the folds created by the application of water and gesso. Next I did some gesture drawings to warm up during a life drawing session. From there watercolor and liquid acrylic.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Industry Three (almost) 500th Post

This is where i am on it now.
The first two sessions are represented by this image. Raymar art panel with Golden Open Acrylics. The perspective is weird because I took the shot from an elevated train. I have this video recorder that is the size of a box of valentines candy. I took video and still shots of the ride.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another plein air piece that focuses on tree tops. These tree tops are to the left outside my front door. I used Gloden Open acrylics.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tree Trunk Light

A few weeks ago I took my Guerrilla Paintbox outside with a viewfinder. I focused in on the light hitting the trunks. I worked with Golden Open Acrylics. Plein air painting is fun when you can walk inside the house to cool off or get a drink.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sketches and Paintings

These are a few sketches that I used for subsequent paintings which are also included. The sketches are done in pen and the resulting paintings are in pastel and watercolor respectively.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Quarter 2 Pastel

The initial watercolor study.
This is where I was after my third session with this piece. I cant wait to tackle the picture with all four quarters joined in one image.

This is the pastel version of Quarter 2. This image represents where I was after my second session with this painting.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Off the Record in pro

This was generated from one of my courtroom sketches. The lawyer in front of the judge is a well known character around the courthouse. He is known for his stories. He was telling one to the judge while I was sketching them. Her clerk is the guy dissolving into the background.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Slice 3

This is slice 3. The wave is warmer here but the photo/area was Northern California. Usually the water there has cooler tones.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

This is the watercolor version of Quarter 3. When I was working on the pastel version below I decided to deepen the values in front. I also wanted the rocks to read a rocks so I pumped up the value volume a bit.
The pastel version. This is very abstract. Of course I have that bipolar tug with this one. Part of me says don't touch it again and the other wants to go in and define it more.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pretend Thugs

I was able to snag this quick painting while two of my nephews friends were "engaging" one another. They were dressed fashionably which is to say they were dressed like thugs. Both were college students who were very respectful. A book cover does not define the contents.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Apartment Shadows

During my last visit to Commerce, Texas I took out my Gorilla Painter box and did a few watercolor pieces on site. I was sitting out watching the shadows on this apartment and decided to put it down on some paper.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Slice 1

I'm working on a series of panoramic format paintings. I was in Asel Art recently and they were giving away these slices of paper. I brought some home and added a little texture for pastel work. This is the first in that series. This was a portion of a seascape from Glass Beach.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quarter One

I'm working from a photo that I have divided into four quarters. Each quarter represents on quarter of the photo. This is a watercolor study which will be followed by a pastel study. The larger paintings will be acrylic and pastel. The photo was one taken on Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

From The Courts

I recently had the displeasure of waiting four hours in court for a lawyer that never showed. An aggravated robbery case was going on so I sat and sketched the audience, lawyers and defendants. The allegation was that the defendants went to a strip club with the motive to follow a stripper home and rob her. They of course got caught. The jury came back with an 85 year sentence for them. The codefendant that testified against them received 45 years.