Sunday, February 28, 2010

Progress 4

I like the feel of this underpainting enough, that I'd like to retain it in the finish. That won't likely happen as the finishes are much tighter.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Progress 2

I got back to this one after working on a few other things.
As of now, it'll have some lemons on the top of the paper.
Usually I set up a still life completely, but sometimes I let it evolve. The only things I knew that would be in this one are the pedestal (which is a banister I got a year ago from a salvage yard, and am just getting around to painting) and the paper. Which was going to be colored tissue paper, but all the whites in this are what'll be fun to paint; the colder white paper with the warmer whites of the pedestal, and the old, even warmer white door behind.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In Progress 1

I thought I'd document the process of a painting. I sometimes photograph states of a work, but decide to post some here (mainly so I can easily check it myself, with the dates).
This will likely be one of a series of still lifes with colored tissue paper (though this one's will be white).
I've been trying to mute my palette for a while, and "Parsnips" was one of the first ones where I did that, so I think this one will be similar.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


A fairly quick (2 hours?) oil sketch. I haven't painted people in awhile and I'm warming up on my own face. That sounded odd, but ...