Sunday, September 30, 2012

# 220: An Earful

6" x 6" oil on canvas

A friend had given me these plaster models a couple of months ago and I though that it would be a fun and useful study since, I have trouble painting ears and noses.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pair of Nudes

16" x 24" pastel on paper

I didn't get a chance to photograph my painting today and so posted some figure drawings instead. I practice from the live model once a week, but now that I am on sabbatical, I will be doing  a lot more drawing.

Friday, September 28, 2012

# 219: Wile E Scull

6" x 6" oil on canvas

Bones are beautiful structures and they are not that difficult to paint either because the surface is matte and opaque.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

# 217: Half Carton

6" x 6" oil on canvas

I have not been very consistent about painting lately but that changes today. I am on sabbatical...i.e... I am unemployed as of today but I am treating it like a sabbatical in between job searches. I intend to make the best use of my time by drawing and painting every day, spending more time on this blog and promoting my self as a painter. Everyday will be a new adventure.
I enjoyed the subject of the egg carton but I could have done a better job with the contrast...also the half egg in front was a stumper and it looks a little flat. There tends to be that one thing in every painting that eludes all attempts to be set down on canvas.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

# 216: Reclining Nude

12" x 12" oil on cnavas     

I reworked the background, since i didn't have time to do a new painting today. I think taht it being more abstract works better in terms of supporting the figure

12" x 12" oil on canvas

I think the painting of the figure went pretty well for the most part today. It is the background that stumped me

Thursday, September 20, 2012

# 215: Little Black Dress

12" x 9" oil on canvas

I painted this on Saturday but I didn't feel good about it and so I did not post it. Since nothing else has gone up this last week I decide to put it up despite it's problems.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

# 214: Bulbs Two

6" x 6" oil on canvas

My second attempt at bulbs for the Daily Paintworks challenge.

Friday, September 7, 2012

# 213: Two Bulbs

6" x 6" oil on canvas

This was painted for a daily Paint works challenge. Light bulbs are challenging, because of their translucency. I also found the purple background color difficult to work out. I think that it end up with nice visual flow...except for the left corner of the glass. Why are such things so elusive while you are painting but so clear when you see it on the computer screen?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

# 211: Redhead

12" x 9" oil on canvas

Given the 3 hour time restraint, I am pretty happy with this. I wish that I could have resolved the left arm (and other things) . Overall, its got a voluptuousness about it and I really started to get a feel for the flesh and the form.