Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Last One For Today

 Worked on the fork and spoon, ice cream and raspberries.


                                                                     Molten Chocolate With Gelato, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                

All The Changes In The Fork

 The fork, believe it or not, has many different shades of grey and white and even a sort of pink; today I worked on its contours and all the changes in its shape.


                                                               Profiteroles, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                

A Bit Too Pink

 The model is wearing a lovely coral colored sweater, and it reflects back up on her face, so I thought I might as well paint it in the way it is. But in retrospect, I think it dominates the painting. I'm going to be using some muted greens for the ivy growing in the space behind her, so now it makes more sense to try to mix a deeper brick color that will also play off as a complement to the greens.

                                                                Untitled Mulberry Street, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                


Even More Pastel Work

At least this one is relatively easy to work on. I tried blending some of the colors using my fingers today; the stumps and tortillons are, in my opinion, useless. 


 
                                                                Silver Lake Sunset, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                

Floundering

 I can't seem to get in gear, but have been pushing myself to work anyway. I just hope I'm making good decisions instead of just throwing paint at the canvases.

I did add some color and texture to the sheep painting.


                                                                 Sheep In The Meadow, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                 

 And also to the bouquet painting:


                                                                Rose Bouquet, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The J6 Hearings

I've been working on this painting this afternoon while listening to the extraordinary testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson. Somehow I've been able to focus on the window area at center.


                                                                 3:51, Mulberry Street, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                

Monday, June 27, 2022

The Lake Pastel

 I put in some more time on this one today, mostly darkening the tree line and some of the cloudy areas in the sky and water. Time for a break.


                                                                 Silver Lake Sunset, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)                 

An Improvement On The Face

Recently I had the opportunity to meet with the friend whose image I'm using for this painting, and take some more detailed photos of her. This morning I prepared a skin color palette and went to work; while it still needs a lot of tweaking (you can be off by a millimeter on a facial feature and completely lose the likeness) it's a great improvement.

 

                                                                Untitled Mulberry Street, © 2022, (click on image for larger view)