Monday, October 31, 2016

Amy Erickson for JKPP

From this photo. I like this drawing, although I made her a bit thinner than she is.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Miss Makita Drill for JKPP

From this photo. I've set up a photo lab of sorts in the basement so I can get better photos of my art work. It's basically a frame for the art work under the best lighting in the basement plus a work light over the art work. Seems to be helping. 6B pencil.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Abdel at life drawing

A five-minute charcoal drawing of Abdel.

Fifteen-minute pencil drawing.

Marie for JKPP

From this photo.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Autumn shed

On Tuesday mornings I go to Sonshine Fellowship, a breakfast Bible study at a local restaurant. Afterward I have a little bit of time to make a watercolor before I go to the office. This scene actually had an ugly shipping container in it that I changed to an old shed.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Shana at life drawing

This is my best effort at life drawing today. Funny how I seem to do better with the initial warmup sketches when I'm loose.  18 x 24 inches.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

Life drawing Terrance

The best of my work today. I'm trying not to paint everything, but leave some white spaces. I like the proportions here.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina, WA watercolor

I started making this watercolor during lunch break at my meeting on September 24, but I didn't finish it until much later. I erased the trees by painting water over them and picking up the paint with a paper towel, then I painted them in again. Not too satisfied with the overall result. I had hoped it would be better. The problem is I don;t have a clear center of interest, and the values are all similar. Besides that, I painted the islands in the foreground just as they were. I could have altered them to lead the eye into the background.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Sizun for JKPP

Made this watercolor portrait from this photo. I'm becoming more aware of the interplay between warm colors and cool colors, and I'm trying to bring this out in my portraits.

Victor Ploscaru for JKPP

Made this rough sketch with conte crayon from this photo.