A Quick(ish) Oil Painting.

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...

New Sketches (August 17-September 16, 2018)

6 Sketches For the last few weeks I’ve been working on longer, more developed paintings. Each practice session is still 30-60 minutes long. But I’m spending multiple sessions on each painting. Here’s the last study I finished (for a certain value of...

New Sketches (August 13-19, 2018)

5 Sketches This week was another set of cloud and mountain studies, using Noah Bradley’s photographs as reference. It was also the first week of the new semester. There were so many perfectly justifiable reasons to skip painting practice this week. I’m...

New Sketches (August 1-12, 2018)

8 Sketches This is an uncomfortable set of sketches. For me, mountains and clouds are some of the most daunting parts of landscape painting, and this was my first attempt at either of them in at least 10 years. The results are mixed. I’m happy with my progress,...

New Sketches (July 11-31, 2018)

Part 3: Rocks & Trees 5 Sketches The third group of studies from July 11-31 is grayscale studies of rocks and trees, referencing photographs by Noah Bradley.