I'm working on a large painting, two actually, but took a break to paint figs from the neighbor's tree.
watercolor on arches hot press. 8x10"
Saturday, August 25, 2007
three drawings from the friday lunchtime drawing session.
2 or 5 minute poses. The middle pose is very similar to a pose from another model a couple of weeks ago. I feel lucky to be sitting where I was when those happen. Stabilo aquarellable on animation paper. These are bigger than usual, about 16 x 7".
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This last pose is that great pose that we all loved, (except for the model who said, "never again"). These are all either 1, 3 or 5 minutes. There is one of each. Maybe you could figure which is which. I struggle with the 1 minute poses, but it's a great challenge.
Friday, August 17, 2007
A couple of pages of the weather sketchbook, which is really a Handbook Journal, although the size is 5x7" landscape size which I really don't like - too wide. My answer to Cin's comment/question about if I like these journals, is yes, I do like them. My favorite is the 5x5" one. The paper is nicer than Moleskine for a watercolor wash. They are good for quick sketches, and not for finished watercolor paintings however, which is hard for me to remember that that is the purpose of a sketchbook, to work out ideas, and capture quick images. Sometimes I find myself trying to make a finished painting in them. The Handbook Journal paper absorbs the pigment in a nice way. You can see the difference in the august 13 squash in journal, then on Arches cold press paper. Both paintings have the same Holbein Aureolin yellow watercolor paint.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I'm trying to organize my blog because I'm still too lazy to make a proper website, but want to include some older paintings, now that I have this label list on the right (and also the bottom which I can't seem to get rid of). This painting is called "Neglected girl" a portrait of a girl who lives in my neighborhood. It's a large watercolor on Arches Hot Press (from a roll) 40x45". It's too large to frame and send away for a show, but sits neglected in my studio.