My first attempt at oil painting after over a decade of other things.
Peoples! I Do Peoples Too!
A very challenging portrait that took a long time to get right.
In which I present two new drawings along with self-critique and one previous drawing with a far better scan.
Returning to My First Love
About fifteen years ago, a local estate sale organizer tipped my wife off about a couple estate sales, strongly urging that I attend. My wife was one of her regular customers, and somehow she knew I was an artist. So I went, and scored a huge supply of oil paints, canvas, brushes, palettes, paper stock, and even a large flat file on rollers. The flat file was an especially large wooden monster with 12 drawers …
I’ve been failing at watercolor on nearly a daily basis, and I couldn’t be happier.
2021 Christmas Greetings
Our yearly Christmas card has been sent out to everyone on our list. If you’re not on our list, this is what you missed.
Watercolor Failure 13
Watercolor camp continues this week. I don’t have a lot to say except my failures are starting to look better. Not good. Just better than before. That’s progress. There are quite a few things I need to work on, among them: Don’t be afraid of color. I tend to wimp out on color saturation on the early washes. I need to be bolder. Save the details. I tend to overwork the details way too soon. …
It was about 15 years ago that I painted my last watercolor. Since then I switched to almost 100% digital illustration. The long-term affect is that I no longer have the ability and familiarity with watercolor. With retirement, I’ve made a commitment to get back into traditional media, starting with watercolor, knowing full well that watercolor has, with a couple exceptions, been an extremely difficult medium for me to figure out. Coming from an oil …
Book Cover Artwork: The Story of Echo
I recently completed illustration and book cover artwork for a fantasy/steampunk novel by J.E. Daniels titled “The Story of Echo”. The ebook is now available for purchase on Amazon, so I’ve been given the go ahead to reveal it here.
Speaking of Books…
You may or may not remember my post from last week regarding my Father’s Day gift of four used books from The Kid. Books and writing have been on my mind a lot lately. As I get older I start to think about the things I’d like to do before I croak. I recently told a friend that writing a novel is one of those things. Of course, I’ve been thinking of doing that for …
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