Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Three Cows

8 x 10 oil on canvas board

I thought I would try my hand with cows again.  I tried to make these looser than others I have done.  Overall I am fairly satisfied with them.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pres - Final

14 x 14 acrylic on stretched canvas

I worked on this a little more this a.m. and it's about all I intend to do.  Acrylic is not as forgiving as oil and it just sits on the canvas - doesn't lend itself to blending much and to me is a harsher look but I wasn't really going for "pretty portraiture" here, just a fun type painting.  I wish I could do caricatures, I love them!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pres - Take I

 14 x 14 acrylic on stretched canvas

This is after the first session on my grandson.  It will hang with the portrait of my granddaughter I did a week or so ago.   He always makes silly faces when posing (he's 5) and this was taken at the beach with him trying on large sunglasses.    The actual painting isn't this yellow.  I just took it in artificial light at night so the colors don't ring true at all.  I have some more touches for it but I must be finished by tomorrow afternoon since we will be seeing them this weekend hopefully.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Paris Cafe - Day 2

16 x 20 oil on gessobord

I have worked about all I want to on this one, any more and I'm afraid I will overwork and get too tight.    I had to stop myself today from that;  will probably add a few more touches but basically I'm calling it quits.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Paris Cafe - Day 1

16 x 20 oil on gessobord

This is after my today's initial session working on this Paris cafe scene.  I have at least one more to go, maybe more.  I paint with a group every Tuesday and we all sit at tables and paint from tabletop easels (not my preferred way of painting).  When I stand up I see all sorts of perspective problems.  Today was no different but I was working mostly on establishing my lights and darks as well as establishing the figures I wanted to put in.  There were SO MANY PEOPLE AND CHAIRS!!!!  I had to edit most out.