Thursday, July 30, 2009

Workshop Demo

Here's a digital painting demo I did at the Art Institute San Diego. Total painting time was about 2 hours after lecturing and answering questions. It was a packed room and I received a lot of positive feedback. I hope to continue doing these at school every quarter. The next workshop will be a digital landscape workshop. This time i will try to work in layers so that the attendees can see more of my process.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bum portrait

Bum's have the greatest faces sometimes. This fellow was walking around downtown Seattle when I noticed him and took the photo. My medium for this painting is gouache and watercolor on oatmeal colored scrapbook paper.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Venice gondolas

Here is a watercolor and gouache color study for a large painting that I will be painting in oil. The final size for the oil painting will be something close to 20" x 30"

This study of a gondola was also painted in watercolor and gouache. For both studies, I'm interested in the color relationships rather than the specific color that I see when I stare intently. I'm trying to resolve the color harmony and the mixing before I get to the more refined finished oil painting.