Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

51 Kaiser Henry J - gouache

gouache, 2017
available, 8"x10"

      I've had the reference for this one for years. I was never quite sure about the odd angle and foreshortening. I finally decided that gouache would be better than watercolor for the almost cartoony look of the image. It turned out this was one of those paintings that painted itself in just a few hours. It was possibly the fastest I've ever painted anything with this level of realism.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Irish Wool - watercolor

watercolor, 2017
available, 5"x7"

      Just a quick little landscape for St. Patrick's and St. Sheelah's days this weekend. As you can see, I actually painted this late last year. Since I hadn't posted it yet, I thought this was a good week for it. This is one of those sketches I might come back to for a larger painting later.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

No Place Like Home #2 - gouache

gouache, 2017
available, 8"x10"

      Just another little gouache shoe painting. I struggled with some of the reflections and highlights -- par for the course with me and gouache. But, I think I finally pulled it off.