I thought this bearded man had such an interesting face that I just had to paint him. The reference photo was black and white which showed me all the values I needed to complete the portrait. It's a small 6x8 which I completed in a day.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This time I wanted to catch the look of the horses running straight at the viewer. I guess I just didn't want to deal with all those legs and hoofs with this painting but still wanted to create a lot of tension and action. A jockey has a lot of balancing to do to keep his weight over the saddle as the horse runs at breakneck speed down the track and this was the look I was striving for.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
This 8x10 inch oil painting was almost completed at a function at the Rancho Santa Fe Inn on Sunday. A group of painters from our Art Guild worked on their art forms as music was playing on the lawn in front of the Inn. Guests would walk around our easels and watch and ask questions as we worked. We started at 4 and worked until 7 which was very tiring indeed. I think next time I would take a brake when the musicians took theirs.