In progress, detail

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 9, 2012 by fangcentral

A deviation from my usual palette, medium and subject matter.

New material

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 7, 2012 by fangcentral

Just received this in the mail. Should let me watercolor on varied surfaces–testing on cardboard first. It wants 24-72 hours to cure. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Drawing practice 10/29/12

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 5, 2012 by fangcentral

The overall drawing was bad enough to distract from the delightful details, so I’m only showing those details. Drawing with a size 0 liner brush feels like calligraphy-dancing with the canvas. Lots of room for happy accidents.

Drawing in oil

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 2, 2012 by fangcentral

Talking with Sarah every week during drawing practice yields new ideas and launches me in new directions. "What would make oils as fun as watercolors?" she asked when I was describing oil painting as a struggle compared to my quick-and-dirty watercolor sketches. "Drawing?" I guessed. So here is attempt number one at drawing with oil paints. It was, in fact, fun. It probably looks like the first layer of a more traditional painting, but I want to take this idea in a different direction. Stay tuned.

Drawing practice 10/22/12

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by fangcentral

Watercolor nude 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2012 by fangcentral

Thanks to pixelovely for the photos. Great for the rare times when live models aren’t artistically lounging in your studio.

Watercolor nude 1

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by fangcentral

I’m waitlisted for 30/30/30 and will only get to do it if someone else cancels, so my oil painting productivity has slowed down this week. Instead, it’s watercolors and nudes all the time, which I find more inspiring than still lifes. If I get to do 30/30/30 after all, I’ll do something in this style instead. It’s just more fun.