Friday, November 25, 2011

Pastel portrait sketch

It has been a while since I did anything with my pastels, did this sketch on Wallis sanded paper, 10 x 8.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fountain pen sketch

A little sketch using a Sailor recycled material desk fountain pen with an EF nib.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sketchbook page

Sketched with a fountain pen loaded with "Lie De The" (Tea Brown) ink in the 4 x 3 Pentalic recycled travelers sketchbook, and brushed with a waterbrush.

A little sketch

Quick sketch in my little 4 x 3 Pentalic recycled travelers pocket sketch book before going for my dentist appointment. I am quite amazed that the paper in this sketchbook will accept multiple washes of watercolor with almost no buckling

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Charcoal pencil sketch of a Harley Brown pastel painting, done in 5 x 3.5 sketchbook.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My New Pocket-size Watercolor Box

The small pocket-size watercolor box I ordered from Kremer Pigments arrived, it can hold 6 full pans or 12-14 half pans. I filled 12 empty half pans Snapped them into place to let them dry without any chance of accidentally knocking them over. The best part is that the Escoda pocket brush fits right in the space between the two rows of pans.

The colors are:
Cad. Yellow Light - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Cad. Red Light - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Phthalo Green - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Phthalo Blue - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Ultramarine Blue - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Yellow Ochre - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Raw Sienna - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Raw Umber - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Burnt Sienna - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Burnt Umber - Lukas Aquaell 1862
Ivory Black - Winsor & Newton Cotman
White Gouache

Monday, August 29, 2011

Oil sketch

Another oil sketch using a limited palette of titanium white, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue on canvas mounted on illustration board

Female Torso Sketch

 Limited palette of titanium white, burnt sienna, and french ultramarine blue
Oil on canvas mounted on illustration board, 7 x 5

Nude Figure Sketch

Another figure oil sketch, this one gave me a lot of trouble ... especially her right arm and now I noticed it is a bit too long :\

Oil on canvas board, 10 x 8

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Figure Sketch

Been a while since I did any figure sketches, felt a bit rusty during this attempt with charcoal pencils ...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Neglected art supplies

How many of you have brought art supply only to use it a few times then stored away for years? I have the Golden Open Acrylics (among other stuff) that I brought a few years ago and haven't touch since after using them a few times. Today, I got them out along with some canvas paper (which also haven't been touched for years) and started playing around with them again and did this little 8 x 6 sketch. It will take a few sketches before getting accustomed to the way it handles.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2 Hour sketch

Soft pastel on plywood coated w/ gesso and aluminum oxide, 10 x 8

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Soft Pastel on illustration board coated with gesso/aluminum oxide, 10 x 8

Monday, June 20, 2011

Portrait sketch

A sketch that was done yesterday morning before getting ready for work.

Soft pastel on Mi Tientes, 11 x 8.5

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Playing around with more video

Made a video of my painting process of "My old pair of Nikes", but this time used my digital camera instead of the Flip but had to put it through a few edits to shrink the file size down without completely making it unwatchable.The only problem is that the camera stopped recording 15 to 20 minutes before the end which I was unaware at the time. Hope you enjoy it regardless.

My old pair of Nikes

Soft pastel on illustration board coated w/ gesso/aluminum oxide , 7 x 10

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Half hour sketch done on MDF board coated with colourfix primer, 10 x 8.

and made a video of the process playing around with the Flip video camera

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sketching with oil paints

Both 7 x 5 with limited palette of titanium white, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue.