I only did a little watercolor work at figure group this morning. I’m trying to focus more on pencil right now.
This is a 5 minute pose (left) and a 10 minute pose (right).
The only 20 minute watercolor sketch I did today.
For this pose I used half of the 20 minute pose to do a pencil sketch of his head and the rest of the time to do a quick color study that I didn’t get to finish.
One last pencil sketch to end my morning.
My kids have a four day weekend so I got an extra morning to paint today. It was very windy but there weren’t any waves.
What do you do when you want to remove phthalo blue from your palette? Use it up. Here the entire underpainting was phthalo blue. Not my best effort. Bad drawing but interesting effect with the blue.
You can see where I lowered the eyes and nose during the painting process. The phthalo blue underpainting however wouldn’t yield to my desires and refused to move. I don’t draw with pencil first for the same reason.
This morning I painted from the Price Neck Overlook trail at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. That point in the middle ground is where I paint the most when I’m there.
It was raining and windy this morning so I painted this on my lap in my car. This is a spot I paint very often, but this time I deliberately pushed back the landmass to increase the space. I was also hoping that by making it smaller I’d be less inclined to over-work it. I just wanted it to be a suggestion like the waves. I feel like that makes it more about the ocean.
Again, this is gouache but I’m using it more like watercolor. I want to try a painting using it like it’s supposed to be used, but I may need to do that in the studio (if I can ever find time).
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 who volunteered to pose before heading home.
And here are a few sketches from a recent session where the model did show up.
It’s that time of year for cemetery paintings. I’m trying to let the gouache run loose.
Here’s another gouache sketch. I used some watercolors with it today also.
I started playing with gouache. It was so windy I had to sit in my minivan to paint this.