Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chimera - WIP

Using all those colour studies to improve an old sketch.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Colour Study

Colour study from random photo on Flickr.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Colour Study

Colour study from random Flickr photo.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Colour Study

A small colour study from a photo on Flickr.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Just some practice portraits from random Flickr photos.  Click for slightly bigger version.

Friday, June 15, 2012


In the summertime, when the weather is hot... we hang out in the basement and paint self-portraits.

HMMM.  I look just as flaky in digital paint as I do in photos.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Weird Vehicles

Trying to exercise my creativity after all this painting I've been avoiding.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Industrial Park

Art Walk 2012 is coming up soon and I'm finishing up all the paintings I can manage.  I posted the WIP for this one back in April.  In the end I didn't like the composition so much so I moved some things around and cropped that big blank stretch of wall out of the picture.  (Hooray for table saws!)  The patch of yellow and green paint isn't sitting smack at the edge of the painting now but is a nice and unproblematic focal point.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Telford Lake

Telford Lake in Leduc, Alberta.  I went out to paint plein-air and the location was lovely.  In the end I got rained out a bit and wasn't able to finish on-site.

Acrylic on hardboard.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Barcelona House

More ink.  A house on the slopes of Montjuic, in Barcelona, Spain.  4.5x6.5", from a photo I took on vacation last year.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Camping With the Stars - Rough

I was working on a commission this weekend so it's been mostly rough sketches.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Friday, June 08, 2012

Pie in the Sky

A porkfolio piece, maybe.

Thursday, June 07, 2012


Went for the long-pose session on Sunday, but apart from the model and the person running the session, I was the only artist there.  Also, we were stuck in the sculpture room since the drawing room was double-booked.

Something's up with the eyes and lips, but I couldn't get things quite right because the model moved.  I might screw around with the details a little more later.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Life Drawing 48

And that's the last of the lot, until next week.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

Life Drawing 43

I think this session was largely a write-off.  Not sure why.  Maybe I'm not used to doing 2 figures, maybe I'm not used to having to use the easel.

Anyway.  More nude people coming your way in the next few posts.