Sunday, July 23, 2017

Narrow Gauge Water refill sketch

This is a pencil sketch of Cumbres & Toltec Steam Engine # 484 getting a water refill into its tender.  This is a pre-liminary sketch for a latter painting.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Kerri Scuba Sketch

This is Kerri, my middle daughter. A few years back we went to Belize and did some snorkeling and scuba diving.  I took a photo of Kerri coming up at the end of a dive and I always thought it would make a good piece of art. I sketched this in pencil and will probably do it larger and in oil later.  So this is the start.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Elk - Pre-liminery sketch

I worked on this tonight.  I am undecided as to how to add my Bull Elk to my painting.  So I will continue to experiment with the sketches.  Pencil on paper.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Autumn Monarch - pre-paint sketches

I have been gone with work and a Wife Birthday trip, so no posts. I did work on this pre-paint sketch done in pencil.  I probably won't use this exact sketch, but I want figure out the best possible set-up for the Bull Elk, so I will play with the pencil before the brush.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Autumn Monarch - more work

I did not like the background of the mountain i last night's post, once I woke up and looked at this this morning.  I remixed the paint and added grey and yet with a cooler and grayer color mix with just a little warm in it.  I then started to work out the foliage for this one.  I have it started and it will need some work to finish.  I will work out my Bull Elk Monarch in pencil sketch separately first before committing it to the canvas.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Autumn Monarch - Block-in

Tonight I started a new painting, one I am calling Autumn Monarch.  This will be a long narrow painting so no sky.  The background is the mountains purple behind fall foliage of gold and crimson.  The Monarch is going to be a Bull Elk. It should be good when I get it all worked out.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Oil Sketch Portrait

As an extension of the practice of pencil sketches of heads, I did this oil sketch of a head.  Basically it is white and black oil and no underlying drawing, all brush work.  This is not bad for the first one, but I can see where it needs improvement.