Category Archives: Portraits

Strada Challenge (week 4)

Another week of the challenge down and one more week to go. What was left of hurricane Jose was off the coast of Rhode Island for most of the week. I got outside on the windy days but had to stay … Continue reading

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Cleaned Up

I tried to clean this one up a little before my kids invaded my studio and wanted to work on paintings of their own.

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Play

Yesterday was Andrew Wyeth’s 100th birthday. I was thinking about it all day and thinking about the events back home at the Brandywine Museum to celebrate. I really wanted to paint but was busy all day and couldn’t find even … Continue reading

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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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