Category Archives: Portraits
Here’s a page from my sketchbook. I slipped and fell (twice!) on those snowy, icy rocks on Saturday morning and I’m still sore so I spent some time sitting in a chair taking it easy. Some ear studies in watercolor.
I haven’t been keeping up with my blog posts lately. Here is a batch of recent work. A plein air watercolor and some recent figure sketches.
Continuing to rehearse with oils, this time with a portrait sketch. I wasn’t sure where I wanted this to go. I just needed something to test the oil mediums I bought. I might as well paint pictures of my kids, … Continue reading
At figure group this morning I tried to continue my work on faces when the pose allowed. These were all 20 minute poses.
The model didn’t show up to our figure group this morning. I haven’t been able to make it on a Saturday for weeks (or months?) and she doesn’t show! Just my luck! I drew a few of the other artists … Continue reading
My annual self portrait. I did a time lapse video of this. It’s on my Facebook page. I did most of it with a limited palette of quinacridone crimson, Naples yellow, and cerulean blue. I had to add some darker … Continue reading
Every summer my wife takes our kids to visit her family and I get stuck at home taking care of all our animals. I get a week of not having to cook or parent and as much time as I … Continue reading
There were a couple of things I didn’t like about yesterday’s portrait so I tried to fix some of them today. Also, my wife thought I made myself look too young so I tried to fix that. I think what … Continue reading
I had a sick kid at home today so I couldn’t go outside to play. Instead I set up a mirror by the couch while he binge-watched Bob’s Burgers. It was a convenient opportunity for me to practice with oils. … Continue reading