Saturday, October 26, 2013

drawing out subject in pencil on the canvas

I usually tell my students to draw the subject out directly on the canvas in pencil,
then you can spray-fix it. Here are two recent demos in the drawing stage:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

madder lake

This painting allows me use my favorite color,
 madder lake.  Very hard to find, I get mine from
I may try making it myself eventually 

with their dry pigment.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

portrait progress

Slow progress on this painting, glazing many
layers to get the right luminosity.