Friday, February 27, 2015

Progress February 27

Yes I am still working on this picture. The process has become pretty time consuming, building layer upon layer. The personalities of this team are starting to come through. I wish I had gotten their names. Maybe they'll be back in Wooster this fall.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Progress February 26

It's hard to see the progress I am making from the strong lamp light in this picture. I hope to get a good shot of it soon. Today I spend time on the tack- making the over lapping straps make sense and painting the studs. I am struggling to paint these details and make them fit in without drawing too much attention. I don't want this pictures emphasis to be too much on the awesome tack. I have to work this out soon, as each layer of paint must be thicker than the previous. I think I have one or two layers left at this point.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Progress February 21

I'm not sure if you can see the progress I've made today but this picture is slowly getting there

Friday, February 20, 2015

Progress February 20

I felt like painting today this is a picture I put away about two weeks ago 
I am realizing the importance of subtle value transitions with this one

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Progress February 19

Working on full figure drawings today. Exploring ideas for my spring collection of paintings.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Progress February 18

Here's the latest version of the draft horse portrait
I am trying to resolve the light values on the front of his face
Lightening them and bringing his muzzle forward without making them chalky

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Progress February 17

Here's the latest drawing for the Magnificent Beasts series. I am finding tons of inspiration with these super athletes. I've been a bit burnt out on painting. I am not sure why, maybe it's because I am still working away from my permanent studio. Hopefully the spark will come back soon.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Progress February 12

Thinking about my next set of equine paintings today. I bought a tablet of Strathmore drawing paper. I am going to work a bit in pencil and try and fill it up in the next few weeks. Winter blahs are setting in. I am looking forward to getting outside soon.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Progress February 5

Starting a new Magnificent Beast picture today. The canvas has a bit of texture, I like the tooth but I have to work a bit harder to get the paint to completely cover it. So much detail on the tack. It was best to start this image on a white surface. The day light left early today. I hope to get back to it tomorrow, that will depend on if today's paint is dry enough.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Progress February 4

Still working on Bejeweled today.
At this point the picture is all about the small details. This makes the process a bit slower.  I'm not sure if you can see the difference from yesterday's post.
I am going to use the rest of the day to start a new picture. The light is going away and it looks as if it may snow.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Progress February 3

Here are two shots of equine portraits on linen. These two guys are sooo easy to paint. I am going into the details of the bridles and bits tomorrow. I will have a wall of horses when this project is through.