I'm a huge dog fan, always have been and always will be, but I have to say my preference has always been for the larger breeds. These guys and there vertically challenged brethren seem to be everywhere these days. I loved the way this little guy just popped with the sand and water behind him.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
I think I kinda mentioned I liked this DPW challenge. After I finished the first painting I started thinking about another painting that would have a couple water balloons in it and as I was filling this guy up, I had one of those "hold that pose" moments. So here it is. On a material/painters note. . . . this little painting gave me an opportunity to try a new color that my buddy that runs the local art store in town gave me a sample tube of, Alizarin Orange. Very nice color.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This little guy is a Daily Paintworks Challenge that required you to use a water balloon in the painting in one way or another. I actually had never painted one or even thought to, and I must say that I loved the idea of it. All sorts of things popped (no pun intended... ok maybe a little one) into my head. So one of my favorite coffee cups, that I frequently use Starbucks Via instant coffee in, seemed like a nice pairing to this little challenge.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Another Alla Prima study of a section of my taboret. I've had this old jam jar for years now, and I put about twenty layers of masking tape on it way back when so it could sit in a whole in the tray of my easel to give me a place to put my brushes close by. That has since fallen by the wayside but jar still finds itself close to my easel.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
This is a 5x7 value study that I recently did for my ArtByte demonstration on Daily Paintworks. The portrait was done using Gamblin's Torrit Grey and White. The Artbyte contains three time lapse videos of the painting process from start to completion as well as some of my techniques, materials, and tips.