Posts Tagged 'Painting'

Portrait of Richard

From Academy reference. Oil on board, roughly 16″x20″.


Hello again.

First assignment for portrait painting class, a quick oil sketch of my husband.


Quick update

I start class again on the 28th. In the meantime, I am mostly trying to get my house in order (and being pretty lazy about that, to be honest) but I am also experimenting with egg tempera. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, but never got it all together until. I finally bought some dry pigment and I have plunged into it. In addition to just laying out squares of paint in order to gauge the medium behaves, I’m working on a very simple 5″x7″ landscape as a way of experimenting. When I am happy with it, I’ll post it here.

Situation and Environment: Final Painting

I just turned in this painting for my final project in Situation and Environment class. As with every project this semester, I was absolutely under the gun doing it, and I know it sure as heck is not perfect. But I guess it is good enough to upload for viewing here. The model is my mother. Oil on canvas, 24″x18″.15_graysm.jpg 

A pastel

I hesitate to post this, because it is only the second pastel I’ve ever tried to do, and the first pastel was just the week before last. I was really not confident about pastels, but after this one, I feel a lot better and I am looking forward to the pastel self-portrait we will be doing as out final project. Some areas are more developed than others because I was really focused on the face. This is from Academy reference and it’s about 16″x20″.12_graysm.jpg 

Here’s something: quick study, Napa Valley again

This is a quick study where I am supposed to be pushing a red analgous palette. I don’t know that it is entirely successful, but I guess it’s reasonably attractive if you like this sort of thing (which I am not sure I do.) Oil on canvasboard, 14″x11″.


Lots going on …

… but not too much to show. Over the past weekend I attended a course in the technical aspects of making art, which was held in Massachussetts by Rob Howard of Art Boot Camp. It was pretty wonderful – not only did I learn a lot, I met some great people and had a fun time, even though I missed my boys.

I am currently working on four large projects for school: two portraits of my husband for Head Drawing; a 30″x24″ landscape painting based on the Pescadero Beach study posted just below; and two 30″x24″ paintings for situation and Environment class which are due in a couple of weeks. Time permitting I am also sketching and working on a more casual assignment from Rob at the Cennini Forum, and also packing up my house for a move in less than two weeks. Can’t say I don’t have anything to do, that’s for sure! Image posting may be sporadic for the next few weeks, but if I have something interesting I will try to put it up.

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