Today we started a project from one of Zoltan Szabo’s books, “Still Water.” These are awesomely fun projects; Szabo is a favourite of our class.
Last project, “Still Life with Maurice” was really a practice project for this latest one, a more serious still life.
We brought in a bunch of objects, and spent the first part of class constructing an arrangement that we’re going to paint next week. Continue reading a practice still life
A new week in class, and the highlight of my week. We got a new brush (some of us) that’s made to painter Alvaro Castagnet’s specifications. It’s a fat bulb at the bottom tapering to a very fine point. This hold a lot of water, while giving you a lot of control over the paint. This brush was amazing fun to use today. Continue reading Lake Landscape
Every once in a while, we pick an artist to emulate or copy. Today our teach chose for us to copy a painting by Henri Matisse.
I took the original back in 2007 when visiting friend in Melbourne, Australia. I still love this image so much. Continue reading Beach Creatures
Another sunset painting. I’m more comfortable doing paintings like this. Finished today, July 26th. Continue reading Sunset
This is still very much a work in progress. I have a lot of difficulty with structures: buildings, bridges, and so on. Here I’m working out perspective of those arches. Continue reading stone arch bridge, minneapolis
Another vase and flowers image. This was fun to do. I love the way things came out, but I’d also prefer them to have a bit more depth of value. Everything sort of flattened out when it dried down. I do like the way the vase turned out as well. I’ve always been a little scared of doing glass, but I think I got it okay here. Continue reading Vase and Flowers
A friend of mine was visiting San Francisco recently and posted this great photo; I asked if it would be okay for me to paint it, and he agreed. Continue reading Rainy San Francisco Street