Sunday, November 24, 2013

wip: new painting....untitled

drawing on 300# hot press (22"X15")
i have just picked up two commissions that are intended to be christmas presents, so i will be busy with work that won't be posted here for want of spilling the beans, so to speak. i have also gotten about 2/3rds of the way through a current painting that will probably go either into slow motion or the backshelf until i finish the commissions. that being said i decided to post that which i have finished on the current painting as a series of steps that are about 30 minutes work time each. everything is done similarly to my usual and i have used a #16 round cosmotop brush for all. flesh tone either vermillion/aurelian/raw sienna or scarlet lake/brilliant orange/raw sienna or alizarin crimson permanent/quinacridone gold. the cool flesh color was cerulean blue. some of the light over- glazes in the shadows was occasionally either hooker's green, prussian blue, mineral violet, or ultramarine blue depending on my mood. these lent a spot of arbitrary color here and there, as well. so here are the steps thus far.

initial washes (blue is manganese)

haven't figured out what to do with that
nasty backrun across the second
figure's face (what a rookie)

maybe i won't have to do anything with it
(the blossom on the second figure's face)
the names are being with held to protect the innocent. title starting to emerge "swimming in the deep end" or "my friend...she is party girl". until later, be well.


  1. I think I repeat myself, but every time I see you work I fell like pulling out my watercolor gear again , I get inspired every time ! Love these two 'partygirls' , and the long white run on the second girls face could easily just be light hitting.

    1. jane, you are my stalwart commentator. thank you! if this accomplishes nothing but having you pull out your watercolors, then i will have succeeded!