Category Archives: Portraits

Fast and Slow

I still don’t have much time to paint right now but I took the day off to spend one last time with my figure group friends. First I did a fast one, then I did a slower one that I … Continue reading

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September Selfie

Watercolor for this one. I used cadmium red instead of my usual quinacridone. More natural, subdued color I think. About 3 hours. 14×11″ 

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Gouache Play

No plein air today. I stayed inside to avoid the heat and humidity. I played with some gouache again. Still curious. I’m coming to the conclusion that I prefer transparent watercolor. The one on the left is thicker, more opaque … Continue reading

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Gouache

Today I propped up a mirror on my easel and tried gouache while my kids watched a movie. Gouache is an opaque watercolor. You can see in these how I’m not terribly interested in an exact drawing.

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Two Heads

Today I tried two different techniques. On the left I didn’t do any drawing before starting the painting. I tried to find the drawing as I worked. On the right I started with a simple line drawing. You can see … Continue reading

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Sketch

I didn’t have much time to work today but did this little sketch in my sketchbook that I’m pretty happy about.

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Inspiration

I went to the Brandywine River Museum today to see an egg tempera demonstration done in Andrew Wyeth’s studio. Of course afterwards I pressed my nose against his watercolors in the museum as I always do, and I can never … Continue reading

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Me Again

After being upset yesterday about wasting time driving around I decided to paint at home today. There’s always something to paint in the mirror. oil on paper, 12×9″ 

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End of the Year

It’s the end of another year. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past few days. Tomorrow is New Year’s Day and I always paint outside in the morning because nearly everyone is asleep.

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Recently

I’m always very busy around Christmas and don’t paint much but here are a few recent things. A portrait of one of my kids done in white, orange, purple, and green. Acrylic on paper. I’m going to try this again … Continue reading

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