Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sarah in white 22" x 28" oil This was a 2 week pose. 6 hours total, including model breaks.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Small Gouache piece I did out of my head. Was influence by Isaak Levitan paintings.

Friday, November 28, 2008

red shirt 16" x 20" oil I can't remember the name of the model we had, hence the title.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

the only one that turned out this weekend at a open figure drawing session. gouache on toned paper 25 min

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Blue Cranes 11" x 14" oil It was cold, windy and the light was changing. But I had plenty of blue on hand.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

18" x 24" oil Gave myself a good chunk of a rainy Saturday morning to this piece.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Japanese maple madness oil 24" x 30"
profile sketch 18"x 14" oil
20 minute poses at life drawing today. both are gouache on toned paper

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

16" by 20" oil I attempted to paint this plein air again. Granted the day, wasn't what I was looking for but then again my skills didn't make up for it either. Was looking for more somber weather. Regardless it was fun to do. I might still do some work on it. Fix the water for starters, but I plan on attempting this again in the fall when the trees are changing colors.
Little Dragon 20" x 24" oil

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Finally gave these Langnickel brushes an honest try rather than just talking about it.
this is what came out of the Monday night open session.

16" x 20"
oil

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Interior shot of my living room / art studio. My cat was chillin on the couch looking out the window
20" x 24"



Pigeon in white
20" x 24"




strip poker
16" x 20"

Monday, July 14, 2008


Some process pics from one of the paintings in the previous post.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Jen
16" x 20"
oil on canvas


Red suitcase
20"x 24"
oil on canvas

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I got around to re-designing my website. It's the fancy now. go check it
kresoja.com

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008


Did this one months ago. Forgot I had it.

10" x 12" oil

Sunday, June 01, 2008


koyoko 20" x 24" oil

I didn't mean to but her face looks very anime to me, has a face doll look.

Thursday, May 29, 2008



8" x 10" oil on linen
A little still life I did over the weekend. The flower was from my yard.

10"x 12" oil on linen
A gas works park sketch

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008



Painted sketches from this morning.
I scanned these in at a higher resolution so there not so small.

gouache on toned paper

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Aaron
oil on linen
10" x 12"


Was digging through some older art and found this one. I remember finding the model and pose so unsurprising at the time, then I looked across the room to see my friend Aaron Coberly getting down with the brushes. Don't think he looked over at me once he was so focused. Go check out his stuff if you haven't. This Dude is one to watch.

Sunday, May 11, 2008




A few from this morning.

Gouache on toned paper

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I took a picture with my phone after every 25 minute break.
Wish I had more time, felt rushed on this one. The 3 hours just flew by. Didn't go nearly thick enough in spots that I wanted and the hands and feet got a rush job. Bah!

blue kimono
16"x 20"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


16" x 20" oil

CREMNITZ WHITE.


So the last 2 paintings I've posted are with the use of Cremnitz white. Its a different beast than Titanium. In the first painting I was in love with stuff, and this last one, well I chalk it up to not having a good painting night. You need so much of this stuff for a painting. You can go darker in valve very easy and get smooth edges like nobodies business. But you really have to use a lot of white and a lot less color paint for lighter valves.
I felt out of control with it on this painting. But that's me not the paint. It's fun using due to it making me think differently about mixing and applying paint. I'm excited to keep using it for a while, Who knows I might try putting both whites on the palette capitalizing on their strengths.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008



Haven't gone life drawing with my gouache in a few months, but I did manage to get out of bed this morning and go. These 2 or the only decent ones I got.

Monday, March 24, 2008


Homage to Nicolai Fechin.

a quick little gouache of Fechin's Indian girl Portrait







Friday, March 21, 2008


I took a picture every 25 minutes during the model break. Not the greatest photos but you get the point.

20" x 16"

Thursday, March 20, 2008


14"x 11" oil

When I painted this, right afterwards while cleaning up I decided to scrape this painting with a palette knife. Only then did I start to see something.