Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Andalusian Stallion

Here's another one that I've started but still needs work. I think it's about 19x25. On Canson paper.

Another big one finished...

Ok here's the one I posted yesterday, all finished. This photo was taken in the sunlight, so it looks lighter here than it actually is.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New pastel...

Here's one that I'm working on now. I started this in July or August of '06, and now finally am getting around to finishing it. It's almost done. It's about 18x24 inches on some super cheap pastel paper I bought years ago.

finished heron

blah. It's done. And I don't particularly like it, but here it is:

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I've been working on a full sheet (18x24inch) heron for months now. It started as a white egret, then morphed to a blue heron, and then I didn't like that and wiped it out and started a completely different heron. Here are some of the stages (I didn't get any pictures of the egret). To the left is the first blue heron. Yeah, I know it sucks. That's why I brushed it out and started again. Below are two sketches of the heron I'm working on now. Much more interesting arrangement of wings, etc. The right is the heron, and the left is the compositional sketch of how the finished one is going to look in terms of layout, value, etc.

This next one is the piece as it stands now. The head is brushed out because I'm having trouble with it. Not perfect by any means, but already this one looks way better than the first heron I tried on this piece of paper.

El Grande after Harley Brown

This is a painting of Harley Brown's that I've replicated. I like how it's turned out. :) I can't claim too much credit though... all I did is follow along his steps. However, this is one of my favorite paintings of his and I decided that I'd like my own version for myself even if I can't sell it. :)