Thursday, July 12, 2018

Three For Today

I applied myself to the easel today and made some decent progress. Below: worked on the bar area and tightened up the detail on the bartender.

Waiting At Le Diplomate, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 
Next: shadows and highlights. I might repaint the napkins next time.
 
Three Women At The Corcoran, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 
And, finally, though this is where I pooped out; the bottom panels on
 
Selfies, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Some More

Worked on the Big Giant Hand: I worry about this one. Every time I compare the painting to the photo, I find some nuance, some subtle area, that doesn't match. The thumbnail, for example, is too short. Ah, well.

The Hand Of The Artist, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
Finding A Shell, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
This one is coming along nicely, and I look forward to finishing it soon. I think the sunlit area on the forehead needs to be lighter, and then of course, there's finishing the tunic and the hands.The water is nearly done!

Completed! Evening Star Café

Finally! Setting this one aside to dry. No doubt over the next week or so I will find tiny areas that need to be repainted, but as far as I'm concerned, it's done. DONE.

Evening Star Café, © 2018 (click on image for larger view)

Monday, July 9, 2018

This And That

Spent much of the morning painting session on this one; I'm trying to line up the places on the area below the window that catch the daylight. Also worked some background, and some places on the mannequins.

The Gauntlet, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 
Then moved on to this painting. I re-did the lower wall, just under the trim, behind the two women at the table. It's graduated, and I'm happy with it; also repainted the puffy sleeve on the woman at the right, as I've never thought it looked right.
 
Three Women At The Corcoran, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Toning Down The Red

The brightness of the red throughout this painting has been bothering me, so I thought i'd try a thin wash of green over a couple of the areas. It's working in some spots, but I don't like it in others (the vertical element on the right) but maybe that's because it has a little white in it, too.

I did work on the head of the striding woman, making the hair darker and adding a little blue to reflect the color of the sky. Also some detail around the eyes.

The Gauntlet, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 
And I spent about an hour on the middle panel at the top, below, creating the reflected details from the trees and stuff across the street.

Selfies, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Next To Last Session

One more sitting and this will be done. I tried to finish it today but since there are so many small, wet areas scattered around the picture plane it was only a matter of time before I started smearing them.

Evening Star Café, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 
And last night I did put in some time on:
 
Tuxedo Cat, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
 
I might change the eye color back to green. Still a lot of work to do to make this one look better.
 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Forging Ahead

I was able to work one more in today. Taking a break now, might get back to the Tragically Bad Cat or Evening Star tonight.

The Hand O The Artist, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)


Three Women

I feel good about the progress here; the woman on the left now looks like she could be a real person.

Three Women At The Corcoran, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

The Distractions Continue

I haven't touched a brush since last Thursday, and I'm feeling out of sorts about it, as most artists do when they're separated from their creative goals for too long. This morning was taken up yet again with a number of minor but necessary tasks, and then I got down to painting, only to be further interrupted. I know I sound like a grouch lately. I AM a grouch lately. I just want to be left alone to do my work.

This is as far as I got on this one before the last annoyance sent me down here to the dungeon studio. I'm starting Three Women At The Corcoran as soon as I finish posting this.

Finding A Shell, © 2018, work in progress (click on image for larger view)