Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Plein Air 4-15-14

I rushed out this morning to paint as this might be the last snowfall of the year (which happened yesterday). The other day it was around 70 out. Today was freezing. There was some magical light this morning that I tried to capture. 20x16, oil.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Plein Air 4-11-14

So, I come in from painting today, and have my painting sitting out. My wife passes by, and says, "That's cool. What is it?" As a representational painter, I like to paint stuff to look like stuff so that was difficult to stomach! Oh well. For the record, this is twisted up fallen tree at the river. 14x18, oil.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ballpoint Pen Week 1

Sometimes, It's easier to grab a sketchbook and the closest drawing implement rather than setup to paint an idea or study. I'd like to do this more often. Such was the case last week. Here are some ballpoint pen sketches and a pencil sketch from figure drawing. I did a handful of Zorn sketches from some of his etchings. He truly has an incredible oeuvre of etchings. So much can be studied from his mark-making by studying them.