Tuesday, November 22, 2011

                     12" by 16" oil on canvas,  "Toronto row houses"  Ill be doing more of Trisha soon but I have other paintings I need to do including this one and a bunch of  6" by 6" " "wine glass paintings"

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

     Step 2:    An unfortunately poor photograph but it doesn't matter . I used walnut alkyd and thinner to speed up drying time on the red umber so I was able to work on it a day later. after a bit more refining in the red umber I jumped into the "dead colour" phase , a simple close enough is good enough colour match and blocking in of basic shapes etc. its easy to see lack of detail and an unrefined look including a need to improve on the accuracy of Trisha's face . I still need to "make it more like". It is now that the painting actually starts.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    OK!, what the heck! ill try to put this "study" on here as a step by step in the classical style . 11"by14" oil on board of Trisha. first step over the imprimatura im using old Holland red umber to draw the image and develop some values . When it drys a bit ill work the values some more. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

                                      6" by 6" oil on board colour study of a flower . i just needed something to 
                                      do and maybe ill try a bigger canvas later...