Sunday, October 26, 2008

Portrait Painting

These are two of my cousins. I've wanted to do a formal portrait painting of them for awhile now, partly as a gift for their family, but also to test myself, as professional portraiture is something I would love to get more into. The painting is 30x36", oil on linen canvas.
I uploaded a photo of the real girls in context with the painting, so everyone can see my mistakes.

Friday, October 24, 2008

DrawerGeeks - Giant Monster

Good topic this round, and I had some good cartoon fun with it.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Perfect Weekend

Spent the weekend up in cottage country. Great company, textbook autumn weather, and plein air painting. What more could I ask for? Here's some of the paintings I did there.
The bottom left one is my first sunset plein air painting. I was literally racing against the sun. After about 15 minutes, I could no longer judge differences in colour temperature on my board, so I stopped. It was a big surprise to get back to the cottage to see what the painting actually looked like. Nothing beats painting outdoors!

And one from two weekends ago. Some architecture near where I work.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Getting into the October spirit with this little sketch. Based on a lighting condition I saw on the way home from a late night at work...took a few moments and made some live mental notes, then tried to pull it out of my head when I got home.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Nintendo DS Again

Another round of Nintendo DS sketches. No real theme this time.
I'm actually thinking of using the top middle idea as a starting point for a larger oil painting. We'll see.