Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

sketch #76

A quick drawing from the sketchbook.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


I came across a lovely old black and white photograph by Frank Sutcliffe. I wish I could take lovely pictures so that I would have more reference available. So here is the digital painting taking liberties with the face, value, and color obviously.

Below you will find a few steps along the way. I really liked the simplicity of the original drawing I almost wanted to leave it with that. But I soldiered on to a monotone painting which began to get too overworked for me, after I started adding color to it I decided to try to lose some of the detail.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday, June 03, 2013

A tribute, in color

You may remember this guy from the drawing about 4 posts down. I liked the drawing enough to do a painting which turned out very well in my opinion. I am pretty happy with the loose feel that I got. Tried a slightly different method which I intend to try again next time around.

Oil on board, 9"x12"
Below is a detail which has a lot more canvas texture that it should because I used a scanner to get this image.