Sunday, April 29, 2007

My Friend Dev was in San Fran a couple weeks back and was so cool, that he got me this book. I was blown away at how good this guy Henry Yan is. So if your looking for a good figure drawing book, I highly recommend this one. I also recommend having friends like Dev.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

8 x 10 oil

11 x 14 oil

Maybe because I performed so badly yesterday at figure drawing I got the extra juice to get out and paint. I bagged going this morning instead I went outside in the fresh air and painted. There was patch of real blue sky on and off and the sun would pop out then it would be swallowed again but another cloud. For the most part it was bright out, just not beaming with direct sun.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Went figure drawing this morning and I was off, so off that it put me in a funk for hours, then I decided to hop in the car and give nature some attention.. Although I did end up painting this in my car due to the on and off drizzle so it didn't feel like I "got out" as it were.
gouache on watercolor paper.

Friday, April 20, 2007

The plan is to do a lot of outdoor painting this year and I'm so happy it's starting to get nice outside, it was cold but I did manage to get out and do this little number

Brought the little painting box to the drawing session. I will be more brave next time.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I managed to get up and go to figure drawing this morning. Haven't gone on a Sunday in a while. But the sun is out today so i'm off to go paint.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

this was after a 3hour open painting session.

And this after another 3 that i did last night. I got bored with the background and chair so i started throwing down some palette knife action and just playing with some dry brush-ish strokes.
24 x18

Sunday, April 08, 2007

This past week I got out and tried to paint this wicked little truck again. Still can't seem to get it, but I will probaly try yet again. 12 x 10 oil

Easter morning painting!
The sun was constantly coming and going and I didn't realize how cold it was outside till my painting hand started to go numb, but I did manage to get out there and give it a shot. It's super wet and juicy hence the crazy glare. 14 x 11