Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday Oil Sketch

I've been experimenting with different oils. I like the black oil that I have used to make my paint ever since Schuler's, but my friend has been getting great results using Louis Velasquez's Calcite Sun Oil. Here is an example of some in the blue background.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Casa Rossa

In order to exploit the unique color opportunities of this famous piece of architecture, I had to plan a chromatic strategy. With white and three colors (ultramarine, magenta, chrome yellow) I did a complimentary under painting on a white primed panel. It was a counter-intuitive exercise that produced a fauvist look. Using a slightly expanded palette the next day, I glazed and scumbled more naturalistic color while retaining much of the under painting.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Open Sketch at Silvermine Arts Guild

The open sketch class at the Silvermine Arts Guild is a great place to study the portrait and figure. The five hour format is perfect for doing a solid drawing or even an oil sketch.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009