Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sketch Update

This is a quick sketch I did at dinner.  I'm working on an idea for a painting, but I want to get a model to work from.  And Life Drawing is this week, so I need to find a model with the right look.  We'll see.

This was a sketch I did the other night.  It started out kinda amorphous, but ended up as a turkey's dream. Happy Thanksgiving.

Interference of Tree and Building

Here is a painting that I haven't worked on in a while, but it's in the studio now, and I got some done on it. I'm liking it.

Storm Coming to Shore

Here's a small painting I finished for the crawl.

Art Crawl Painting Update

Here's the update on the painting I started at Art Crawl. I'm pretty happy with it now.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Art Crawl Houston 2008

Here are some photos from the studio. This was my first Art Crawl (as an artist), and we had a great time. There were lots of people coming through Mother Dog Studios.

This is one of the walls I had in the studio. Since I share a studio, we each got two walls. Fortunately, I didn't have too many pieces, hehe.

This is the back wall of the studio, I had my portfolio out on the table, and some more paintings hanging. The one in the middle is a painting I started that day during the crawl.

And here am I painting while people were walking through the studio. Of course I took every opportunity to put down the brush and talk to people. I had a great time explaining my pieces, and was happy that people were interested enough to hang out and listen.

Here I am working on the painting. I'll be sure to post it when it's finished. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time during the crawl.

And for those keeping score here is the beginning of the painting from Art Crawl. I didn't start with any concept, I started with the paint flowing down the canvas. The yellow blobs turned out to be people after all.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wicker Chair

This was the last piece from Life Drawing tonight. I'm trying a new technique. I'm liking it.

The Bunny Man

This is unfinished, but I wanted to post this. Cory brought Halloween stuff to our last Life Drawing session.

Wednesday Night Life Drawing 11/19/2008

Here are some of my favorite sketches from tonight's session.

This looks like something from the Sears catalog. I actually started with the center axis, and the weight seems to work really well. I'm happy (just wished I could've finished the face).

This was a surprisingly good angle. I took a left-over donkey and didn't expect much out of it. At first it looked pretty blah, but after a time this came out.
Sorry about the blurriness. I love this sketch though, because we had Wes, our model, smile for the entire pose.