Saturday, January 31, 2015

weekly update #2

Continuing my personal challenge to post one update a week with at least 5 process shots from my studio activities the week before. This week was less productive than some but I managed to squeeze in a little studio time. Here we go.

I worked on this commission piece, a tiny-small 2"x 3.25", oil on mdf panel.

 I think I finished this painting of my bedroom doorway, 10" x 8", oil on wood panel.

Here is the first pass and the final painting (all iPhone photos, my apologies)

I also started a new 10" x 10", oil on wood panel, landscape of the empty lot across the street from my house. The light is spectacular from 4-5:30 right now, obviously there is still lots of greenery in Florida this time of year. 

Hopefully, I will manage to squeeze in more time next week!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

weekly update #1

This spring I am teaching the Fine Art Senior Capstone, and as part of the class, students are required to post 5 process shots from that week's studio production. To try to set a good example, and to force myself to actually attempt to maintain this blog I am going to do the same. Below are the works that I spent time with this week in the studio.

First up, is a work-in-progress shot of an 10" x 8", oil on wood panel, featuring my messy studio and nice morning and early afternoon light.

Next, three little studies, each is 4.75" x 3.25", oil on mdf panel. The plant painting was completed on my stove while making dinner or following kitchen clean-up over a couple of days. The two work-out hoodie selfies were made pre and post Sunday night's episode of Girls. 

 Finally, I started (and I think finished) this 7" x 5", oil on wood panel. Another selfie, painted while standing in my bedroom, featuring light from my bathroom.