Monday, April 27, 2009

Michael Dudash



I love this painting entitled "Mary M" by inspirational artist Michael Dudash. See more and buy prints on his Imagekind page here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

After the Dance



Just completed this oil on canvas painting today in class! I had lots of fun so I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thesis Development



This is a page straight out of my directed study journal where I'm annotating the development of my thesis. This is some sketching for an illustration of Sarah from Hebrews 11:11

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

In Progress 2



Here he is again! This time I've blocked in some color and refined the values some more. I think the reflected light is going to be fun in this piece as it bounces back and forth between the boards and the figure. Hope you're enjoying watching my process.

Until next time, peace.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Kerne Erickson



I recently bought a set of postcards painted by this artist. I was reluctant to send them as I fell in love with their retro look and soft colors featuring various travel destinations in Hawaii. Then I realized that Erickson does other images I've seen too... like this San Francisco image:



I may have to purchase some larger prints... love, love, love!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

In Progress



An oil painting in progress for my Situation and Environment class with Zhaoming Wu. This is the first stage. The line drawing is done with a small flat brush and then I blocked in the major values with a large flat brush. The paint I used is a mixture of ultramarine blue and van dyke brown. I 'watered down' the paint with Gamsol to cover large areas thinly.

I've started using Gamsol as a medium instead of Turpentine or Turpenoid because it has almost no smell compared to others and is much easier on the environment. In addition it much less flammable. So far I'm liking it as it feels thinner and more like painting with water than a medium.
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