Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

I've been terrible about posting last year, but this year will be different, I promise! (maybe).
Anyway, here's a picture of an angel-mermaid that I did for a local Santa Cruz art store that wanted to fill their windows with angels for the holidays. It was done on a scrap of matte board. For a pencil and paper geek like me, Lenz Arts in Santa Cruz is the best!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Recent 1-Session Painting

I did this painting yesterday at the uninstructed model workshop, which was probably around 3.5 or 4 hours. Every session lays out all my flaws and weak areas! This is both humbling and extremely helpful because it spurs me on to paint more and think about what I need to improve for next week.
Yesterday's lesson learned involves color and fluorescent lights. The model was standing under a normal light bulb, but the light on my easel was from the overhead fluorescents. My color seemed fine the whole time I was painting, but I took one look at it outside in daylight and lo and behold, it was WAY too orange-y yellow. So in the interest of not making figure paintings whose flesh resembles the Simpsons, I'm going to keep in the mind the influence of the light temperature on the final painting's color.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Cards

Here are some cards I made for Mother's Day presents, on the theme of May Day flowers! I've been working a lot with blue Colerase pencil lately, so it was fun to go a little crazy and throw all kinds of wild colors in the flowers. There was one more but I didn't get a good scan of it, so these will have to do. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Oil Painting Progress!

    Today's the first day of class for the spring term of Rob Liberace's painting class, so I thought I'd post some recent work from last term's class. I'm learning a lot but still have so much more to improve on.
    The last painting of a woman is from a 4 hour uninstructed workshop I went to last Wednesday, trying out more of a Thomas Dewing style high key palette.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Drawing Stuff

    For my mama's birthday, sketches using Nico Marlet's orange Colerase, marker, white gouache and black Prisma technique. 
 Jerboa with angry puffball and dancing lemurs.  

Digital painting dump

Color Studies from Photos

 Tadahiro Uesugi Master Copies: Style Study

 Style Exercise

 Random Stuff, learning light, color, and design

glass painting practice