Saturday, August 20, 2011

Baby Wes

A new drawing using classical contouring and shading techniques. :o)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Amazing what a bunch of acrylic paints can do!

With graphite, I'm limited when it comes to color (graphite really is a color). 

However, with a few tubes of paint, I just go nuts! (And yes, if I really want, I can mix a graphite "color".) 

Yet another beginner workshop to be in Drawspace classrooms in 2011.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Final section of Eden's "foliage"!

The far right section of my "Eden, Dawn of Feminism" painting. Needless to say, I had a ton of fun signing my name. :o)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Values of Colors!

One of the primary focuses of my series of sequential painting workshops is color theory, most importantly the values of colors.  Without a full range of values, a painting can look flat and uninteresting. Here's another section of my Eden painting, shown in color and grayscale. When you compare the two, you note that the colors I chose, contrast nicely in both color and grayscale.

I only have the first two workshops completed and on the website, but eight more are in the works:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Garden of Eden: Post Feminism

This is one section of a fun painting created from my mind (and no, I’ve never tripped)! (But, I once walked face-first into a parking meter.)

Friday, October 15, 2010

In my mind, flowers have faces!

The skills needed to render this fun painting fall in between beginner and intermediate. Next week, I'll add one of my older paintings that was not created as a "how to paint" lesson.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Painting the origin of the term "cowlick"

A Sunday smile! Yup, I'm guilty of taking artistic licence! :o) 

A simple painting, but a fun break from simple beginner skills.