Thursday, September 26, 2019

Leave The Bottle - watercolor

watercolor, 2019
available, 11"x15"

      I went considerably into the impressionist camp with this one. Loose, wet, visible brush strokes -- it's all here. And, there's an open-ended story - the best kind.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Em - watercolor

watercolor, 2019
available, 11"x15"

      I guess I'll call this a street portrait or street figure. I brought a lot together in this one. Lightest light against the darkest dark. Dark background against the lit side of the subject and no background against the shadow side. New color mixes for skintone. This one worked out in so many ways I think it's become a new standard for which to aim.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

50 Super 88 - watercolor

watercolor, 2019
available, 11"x15"

      In spite of the attempt at looseness, this classic car still looks pretty detailed. It also seems more darkly-toned than most of my car paintings. That wasn't really intentional. But the shadows in the reference photo were a little unusual. Maybe I captured a little atmosphere without knowing it.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Chatterly - graphite wash

wet graphite, 2019
available, 8"x10"

      A portrait of dear Chatterly in graphite wash. Just keeping the macabre alive (undead?) throughout the year.