Friday, March 30, 2012

Chicago Plein Air

A 5x7" plein air landscape I painted in Chicago last month. It was about 30 degrees outside (not including the wind chill factor) so the small size allowed me to record a quick statement before my hands froze.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Self Portrait- Now in Technicolor!

I painted this self portrait in 1 hour before I went to work today. I was inspired by the words of my artist friend Danielle Gosselin who once remarked on the lack of bright colors in most of my paintings. I'm glad I took the advice, this was a lot of fun.

Acrylic on canvas panel. 11"x14".

Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Green Yellow Shade, Azo Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Red, Titanium White

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Spillway, or Knife Fight II

Due to the unusually warm weather up here in the northeast, I traveled to a neighboring town with a good friend of mine for some outdoor painting. We took a dirt road to a lovely pond in a rather secluded area and set up (We apparently thwarted the intimate plans of several couples who drove up at different times and upon seeing us, quickly left).
As I was setting up my box easel at the small spillway at the edge of the pond I realized that I had forgotten to pack my brushes. Thankfully I brought my palette knife, which I used for the entirety of the painting. It was definitely an interesting challenge, especially figuring out the order of placing strokes to retain the proper edges. Here is the fruit of my labors:

Oil on panel.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sargent oil sketch

Another quick Sargent mastercopy in oil. Colors: Ultramine Deep, Perm. Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Titanium White.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

My Progenitors

Ballpoint pen on paper.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gouache Landscape

Practice from a random photo reference via the internet. Acrylic gouache on paper.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Portrait Sketch of Felicia

Another portrait I painted at the Palette & Chisel. Unfortunately I only have one shot of it in process.

The block in.

The final result. Oil on canvas panel.