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.