Thursday, July 31, 2008

Couple of sketches

Lacking in inspiration for the past few days, forced myself to do a few sketches hoping it would get the inspiration going, but still having got it started yet ...

charcoal pencil and chalk

oil on gessoed illustration board, 5 x 7

soft pastel on Colourfix primer, 5 x 7
image reference from

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quick study

A quick study, 5 x 7, from a photo image found at with permission of course. Anyhow, I have these bristle brushes I purchased a while back and decided to try them out. They turned out to be the worse brushes I have ever used so far since I started painting and will be in the trash shortly.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Is this considered a very limited palette?

I was bored but didn't want to really paint so I did a 5 x 7 inch monochromatic oil sketch using raw umber. Maybe later I'll be in the mood to do paint with more than one color. This sketch actually took longer than usual.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Something new

Today, I went and got myself a sample set of the new Golden Open acrylic paint. It's main selling point is that it dries slower than any other brand of acrylic paint without the use of retarders and that the paint piles on the palette will remain workable for a considerable amount of time. Anyhow, I did this quick sketch to try it out, it doesn't quite fit my style of painting but overall, it's not too bad though it probably won't be my first choice of medium to use.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

7/20 Oil sketch

oil on illustration board, 5 x 7
This one took around 1.5 to 2 hours, I forgot to note the time I started. I had a difficult time painting in the facial features.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Oil on canvas, 8 x 11
Limited palette of titanium white, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue

Monday, July 14, 2008

Limited palette Study

Figure Study
oil on board, 8 x 12
Limited palette of titanium white, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Miniature Portrait

I was bored and started playing around with Rembrandts on a 2.5 x 3.5 piece of masonite coated with colourfix. This was the results from it

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A little oil

been almost a week since I did anything, so today, I got myself to do a little oil sketch on masonite, 4 x 6

Monday, July 7, 2008

Homemade pochade boxes

This is the first attempt at building a pochade box, the sides were too deep for oil painting but good depth for storing pastels.

Built a second one with knowledge gained from the first one, this one is specifically built with thinner and shorter sides for oil painting and came out nicer than the first one.

Sketches from the last couple of days

One pastel sketch and the rest with charcoal pencil