After putting together a new canvas and priming it with a good layer of white and light brown, I could start sketching in the basic shapes of the composition. It's moments like these that you realize that scale can really make a difference: It was easier for me to draw the paper sketch than to … Continue reading Work in Progress: A new Painting!
I finally have started working on a new oil painting. I primed the canvas, and I made the first "real" sketch (picture above). It's been something that I wanted to do for a while, yet I never actually started until now. Why is that important? Because having an idea is not the same as actually … Continue reading Make the First Move!
I was able to go and do some work in the art studio, for the first time in a few weeks. I am painting my rhino mask and an oil painting of tomato plants. Both of these will need more work, but not until they are dry. I'm also doing a drawing class online. One … Continue reading Work in Progress: Drawing and Painting
I am still working on the oil painting and am probably half done. I'm starting to get a hang of the rough canvas material I am painting on. (I had a smooth material before, but I've used Burlap for the last couple paintings, just to try the texture.) And I started a new mask! :) … Continue reading Work in Progress and New Work…
I have a lot going on these days, and haven't gotten to painting for quite a while. However, a painting won't finish itself, so when I found time today, I got some progress done. I'm not sure what I'll call this picture, but for now, it's "A Chair and a Wall". What do you think … Continue reading Work in Progress: A Chair and a Wall
(I know I'm late on this, but happy New Year 2017!) I had a lot going on, but due to severe technical issues, I was not able to actively post anything. It was frustrating, but if you have a dark sense of humor (which I do) it was also funny: First, I broke my laptop … Continue reading Back from the Dead!
I had to get up unexpectedly early this morning because my brother overslept and needed a ride to his workplace by 7AM. This was not to my liking... but while I was listening to the radio I learned an unexpected fun fact: There is a German saying to describe that all is well, it literally … Continue reading Of Butter, Oil and Clay