Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Just Look Down

I did this painting from a thumbnail on my computer. It was one of many images I had taken over at Redbud Isles. I also used an ACEO as my surface to force me to minimize details. Water is a great surface to paint because it reflects, deflects, distorts, etc. All in all a great mystery to constantly explore.
Another face for you.
One more. I'm using artist tiles that are 3.5 squared. Easy for all kinds of sketching.
Last one. Enjoy the snow day. I am.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Judgement Time

This is another painting to go into my portrait project. I enjoyed using color in this painting. I focused also on the surface texture of my brushstrokes. It is one of our many retired judges that still sit in when the presiding judges can't. If my memory serves me correctly, this is from the yogurt shop murder proceedings.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

More Faces

Happy New Year everyone. I hope this year came in as quietly or as noisy as you wanted. This post should put me at about seven portraits. These were all done on Artist Tiles that I purchased on Amazon. These are people that were around during our recent holidays. I kept a stack of artist tiles handy to capture a face or landscape and to practice quick sketching.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

At The Party

This is number three in the portrait series. This person was checking his phone at my sister's birthday party. He didn't know that I was taking his picture of course. I liked how he had isolated himself in a room full of people.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Resting His Eyes

This is the second of my 100 portraits challenge. I left the blemishes because it show that this little painting took some time to complete and that it sat around on my art table unprotected. It demonstrates how vulnerable we all are especially when we rest our eyes in public.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Being Nosey

This is the first of 100 small portraits that I want to complete in the next two months. I want to sharpen my people drawing skills a bit. This is a family friend hanging out at one of our many family gatherings. There are very few limitations to this individual challenge. Some will be from my sketchbook and others will be individual paintings.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

No Talking Needed

Today was a hard day. I will just leave it at that. This painting title came to me because I have friends that know when to be silent. I appreciate those friends. I sketched this scene from the hotel balcony. I had a device that gave me a good view of the people on the beach. I love drawing relaxed people. It reminded me of those days when the sound of the ocean was all that was necessary to put me into perspective.