Sunday, August 31, 2008

Quick sketch


Didn't do anything the last couple days except for this quick sketch with charcoal pencil and chalk on toned paper.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Another limited palette portrait

Using a limited palette of titanium white, burnt sienna and french ultramarine blue, attempted to take progress shots during the course of the painting. However, doing so, I think it disrupted my momentum and concentration, thus the end result isn't quite satisfying.





Sunday, August 24, 2008


oil on board, 5 x 7
Limited palette of titanium white, yellow ochre, venetian red, and paynes gray

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pencil sketch


It has been so long since I used a pencil of any kind, I feel that I lost the ability to control the pencil strokes. The strokes doesn't seem to want to go the way I want it to. Guess it is telling me that I need to start doing pencil sketches again.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Limited palette painting



oil on board, 5 x 7

Limited palette of titanium white, yellow ochre, venetian red, and paynes gray, a variation of the Zorn palette.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


oil on board, 5 x 7

Did same still life setup in oils that I did with the Golden OPENs.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Simple still life


soft pastels on YUPO coated with a mixture of gesso and aluminum oxide grit, 4 x 5

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Still life with OPENs


OPEN Acrlyic on gessoed YUPO synthetic paper, 4 x 5

Another attempt using Golden OPENs, using YUPO synthetic paper as the support with 4 thin coats of gesso. What surprised me was that the paper did not warp or curl.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008


a little 4 x 6 experiment using cad yellow, cad red, ivory black, and titanium white (almost like the Zorn palette)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Eva


A quick portrait study on canvas paper, 9 x 12, a little over one hour.