These pieces have been done for a while, but I finally got around to photographing and adding them to my online portfolio. The one with the bear is called “The Portrait”, and the deer bounding over the man in the road is “The Bad Samaritan”. Both are about 22 x 28 inches, oil on canvas.
6.3 x 4.5 inches. Ink, gouache, and acrylic on watercolor paper.
Following an idea I started recently. Oil on canvas 11 x 14 in. This is pretty close to the look of the original sketch in my journal. From here I want to see what I can do to keep the color and forms expressive. This is for fun and a stab at something different. Normally I gravitate towards realism and earth tones, which is…. fine. But a little imaginative play with form and color is good too, and maybe this will lead in some new good direction.
Cruisin’ along. Color next.
Really fighting this one for some reason. The deer is not supposed to look like a doofus.
Working off last night’s drawing, the first layer of darks and lights is set. This one started off great. Using a big brush and working freehand everything fell into place pretty quickly. I lost a little freshness of the darker brushwork when I went in with the whites, but it’s still pretty active. Hopefully I can maintain the freshness through to the finish.
Second and Third layers are added since the last post. There’ve been some awkward starts after the initial layer, including wiping away a whole night’s work. But I think I’ve pulled back in a forward direction. Haven’t decided about the background, even though I know I should have, but it looks like it’s taken a verdant direction.