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An oil painting of a woman in a blue shirt, wearing a cowboy hat and holding a revolver.

A Quick(ish) Oil Painting.

By | Sketchbook

1 Painting.
Tools: Graphite, water mixable oil paint.
Paper: Illustration board (primed with gesso).

No regular sketch update this week. Most of my taking-pictures-of-artwork time was spent figuring out how to photograph my recent quick oil studies. Here’s the best result. Focus is still an issue, but I’m pretty happy with the color, transparency and glare (well, the absence of glare, actually).

What’s a “Quick(ish) Oil Painting”? Right now it’s a study that takes 2-4 hours. That lets me make 3-5 of them per week, depending on my work schedule. It also feels like a good amount of time to develop my skills in a new medium, without getting lost in the details.

An oil painting of a woman in a blue shirt, wearing a cowboy hat and holding a revolver.

More Western Characters

By | Sketchbook

3 Pages.
Tools: fountain pen.
Paper: Moleskine Classic Notebook (7″x9.75″, 70gsm, Ivory).

A few more western character sketches. I switched to pencil sketches midway through the week, so I’m posting these early to keep everything organized.