Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Head study - 4/26/10

Charcoal on newsprint

A small 3 1/4 inch charcoal drawing. More finished than a sketch, in spite of its size.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sketch - 4/23/10

Charcoal on newsprint

We're getting kind of sketchy here. I sometimes set time limits that are too short.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Quick sketch

Charcoal on newsprint

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Catching some rays

Charcoal on newsprint

This woman was lying in the sun. (In case you thought the drawing was crooked.) Drawings that are light and ghosty like this one were done kind of quickly, and are not anywhere near finished. The most benefit in a practice drawing is gained in the first stage. Spacing and placing, laying in the proportions and shapes.

Claire's mother -- practice sketch

Top - Charcoal on newsprint
Bottom - Charcoal on bristol (heavy drawing paper)

This is a sketch (top) of the same subject I recently posted. It's kind of interesting to compare the two.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Charcoal sketch

Charcoal on newsprint

OK, so not all of my sketches are of women. It's a good idea to draw men once in a while. I saw some work by an artist who specialized in beautiful women. Among all the drawings was only one man, as I recall. He looked kind of feminine. The artist limited himself too much.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Practice drawing

Charcoal on newsprint

I practice from photos, and fashion photos are often good ones, in terms of size and lighting. So most of my practice drawings are of attractive women.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sketch from a photo

Charcoal on newsprint

This sketch is a few years old, from a photo I took of a friend wearing a scarf. It appeared as a miniature painting in the early days of this blog (about three years ago). The likeness of the painting is good; this one is not. If you didn't know that, it probably wouldn't matter.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cream Pitcher

Oil on panel -- 4 X 5 in.

I borrowed this from a friend because it looked so paintable. I will be posting mostly sketches for a while, but plan to graduate into more paintings.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Unfinished blog painting

I started this painting today, but it was interrupted by a situation that had to be taken care of. I told some people that I would post a painting today, so here is a painting in progress. I have another commitment tomorrow, so it might be a couple more days before this is finished. Such is life. The objects in the corners are clips holding the panel to the easel.