Still trying to let loose and achieve a more
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This one was done in Oils......I seem to vacillate between mediums in a rather unpredictable way; having participated in Karin Jurick's challenge (see post of Man on Bench) has gotten me interested in doing some more work in oils again, always still striving for a more painterly effect!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Started this one in colour pencil and wasn't happy with it; I painted over it with oils. Colourfix Paper makes a great surface for oils, so I'm sure I'll be doing that more often. It's a great way to "rescue" drawings that haven't quite succeeded.
An artist named Karin Jurick (love her work!!) has a blog called "Different Strokes for Different Folks"; every Wednesday she posts one of her paintings, along with the photograph she used for reference. Artists are invited to submit their own version of the photo. This is my stab at it for this week.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
I'm enjoying my colour pencils more and more; a much more versatile medium than I first thought...I didn't do anything different with this ACEO, but in my portrait work I'm experimenting with using mineral spirits to blend the first layer of pencil work, and then continuing with the pencil over top of that...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
This drawing measures 5" by 7". I've allowed the background to a lot of the "work" in this one......something I definitely love doing and want to do more of. With the Colourfix Paper, the job becomes much easier!