Monday, July 21, 2008

Round 2

Today I ventured out into the sun again to settle a score with yesterday's first plein air. I managed to finish the plants in the foreground and the window bars. Overall I'm fairly happy with the values here, I think this is an area that's been seeing some improvement in my recent work. Also, I think the perspective is right for the most part, I can't praise Rex Vicat Cole's book enough, I think my understanding of the subject is more intuitive now.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Backyard still

Plein air I started today, still have some more work to do, need to straighten the pillar, add the bars for the window, the plants in the foreground, etc.



EDIT: Okay, I couldn't resist, here's another one I started, couldn't finish it either, but that's what tomorrow's for :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

update

Here's a finished charcoal layout for the tree painting (which I'm basically handling as an animation background painting). I plan to transfer the outlines and do a gouache painting of the subject soon :)

Also, a cast study I worked on for a few hours till the light changed. I'm going to start doing more of these.

Oh, and I found out about an amazing painter today
http://www.linesandcolors.com/2008/07/18/alfred-j-munnings/

PS. I just got a new computer and I realized how different my images look on this screen. The paintings look gaudy and terrible! I can only imagine what people have been seeing over the years and considering to be my best efforts!