Saturday, May 31, 2008

may 30 life drawing

These are 1-3 minute poses. Stabillo and watercolor on animation paper. Granted, the only one that looks like the model, is the first one. Although I like the solidness of the others.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Boy with wet hair

a painting that I have been working on for a while. Oil on canvas, "Boy with wet hair", 32x42"

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Friday's model

Life drawing on friday. These are 3 minute, maybe a couple of 5 minute. I included some that I like for the light that his arm cast. Seeing all these, I see that the model repeated the same arm position, but he is a good model. Stabilo on 16 field animation paper.

My palette

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. I definately will be doing more smaller watercolors, but instead of filling sketchbooks, I want to devote my time to larger watercolors that have some meaning (if only to me). I still have four pages left in weather journal, and am trying to be motivated to finish that. Jana, here is my palette. It's a cheap plastic one about 12x10". I do not squeeze out a standard palette each time (I don't know what that is). I just squeeze out paint as I need it. I do not rinse away old paint unless it's really dusty and crumbly, or if I need that space for a new color. ( I'm basically messy and/or lazy). I always keep my colors in these places, since I am very used to them that way. When I'm working on a large piece, I will mix some color up in one of those small containers that you put salsa or radishes in at Mexican take out restaurants.