Sunday, September 16, 2007
Two of my dragon doodles, done while at my artist alley table at Archon/Nasific in August. The size got away from me. They were intended to be ACEOs, but they got too big for their britches.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Who? Me?, 4" x 6" watercolor on Arches 140#
I'm back! After an incredibily busy summer with back-to-back art shows, science fiction conventions, and work-related travel, I'm back in my studio and putting brush to paper. Feels good.
Here's a quick little painting, titled "Who? Me?", inspired by a silly cat photo I found on the Internet. It's 4" x 6" on Arches 140#. Looks like I need more practice with perspective.
This painting is an OSWA, which is an acronym for "Original Small Work of Art". That means it is a standard 4" x 6" size and will fit in standard photo albums and frames. Like ACEOs, the OSWA size standard is becoming all the rage on Ebay and other art websites.
Red Peppers 1, 2, & 3, 4" x 6" watercolors on Arches
Here are three different approaches to painting part of a red bell pepper.
Red Pepper 1 relies on the reds and yellows to create depth and shadow.
Red Pepper 2 relies on the blues and purples for shadowing, but I think it feels "labored".
In Red Pepper 3, I stopped trying so hard and slapped paint where ever it "felt" right. And then I stopped. I think I like this one the best.