Sunday, February 19, 2012
Media: Colored Pencil on Bistol Board
Thanks to Rosalind Amovin for the reference photo.
Rosalind says Rosco is her sister's dog and he is always up to something, here he actually has a rock in his mouth that he wouldn't let go off. I just thought he was so homely he was darling and a perfect way for me to continue working on my fur techniques. Still got a ways to go however, doesn't look so bad in the photo but in person you wan see the individual hairs and want to get to giving the illusion without the look at just marks, so it's back to the practice board. But he is a nice addition to my dog portfolio.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Media: Colored Pencils on Watercolor board
Reference Photo: Harold Hopkinson http://api.ning.com/files/3xZcW46Ul*pj9myON6gKIOzk0Ff*rFg-AtpFqQ0bu78YIu11jBgqFrenRuZhwXDXK4OG2S8QjBHh9WxzGE3Jj*8mlOdvPwXP/20110911_123.JPG
Media: Graphite on Watercolor board
Title: Dog drawing
I have been trying to work on my techniques for drawing hair and then work from just graphite into color renditions. So here are my finished dogs drawn over the last two weeks. My thanks to Harold Hopkinson for his photo of three Dalmatians. You can check my workshop site to see some of the in-progress photos.
Am going to continue to work on my hair techniques with another dog breed and in colored pencil. If that turns out well then I'll try to move into pastel or acrylic.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Media: Acrylic on canvas
This is one I have had for a while, but not completed. Decided to try to finish the half dones that populate my art room. Lots of depth here and trying to work with composition. Painting the leaves over the bright area and sun rays and water wavets were a bold step, seemed really bright on the paining, but looks ok on here.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Size: 2.5" x 3"
Here is my first ACEO, Artist Card, Editions and Originals. Ran across this concept, even though this has been a huge deal since 2007, on a website I was reading on drawing. Just a little behind am I?? These cards are traded or sold and collected, framed or held in trading card poly sheets and stored in binders. They can be used as a way to get people to buy your art at affordable prices, listed from .99 to $100, and then maybe trade up to larger paintings.
This little format is pretty tricky since you really can't get much on it but when you go look on EBay what people have done is unbelieveable.
This is a great way to try new things and work on techniques, so I am going to try to enlarge my assortment and new things that I wouldn't do in a large painting with hours in it. This is easy to do after a hard day at the office and work on while "we" are watching tv and being enthralled with the latest football game. Now if we are talking Duke college basketball ... well, that's a different matter.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Really should put this on my challenge workshop page since this is a study rather than a finished painting. Just trying out the acrylic and brushes for size - learning to make the transition from drawing media to painting media.
I am a sucker for red - the red bandanna just had to be painted. But let me tell you red pastel can really migrate across a painting, couple it with black next to it and it was quite a challenge to keep them in place with no fixative.