Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Still Life with Plate

This was one of my first still lifes that I painted after I took a hiatus after graduation. I like the color but I really struggled with the drawing and getting the freehand circles and proportions correct.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Shiny Study

Here's the other painting I completed in the acrylics workshop. I spent so much time trying to get the shiny stuff right that I almost completely ignored the foreground.

Monday, February 26, 2007


I've been scanning in some slides that I made of my artwork over the years, so thought I'd share some of them. This was done in two-day acrylics workshop. It was my first introduction to acrylics and how they could be used to make realist paintings on canvas. My previous experience with them had been limited to geometric designs for composition classes.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Here's my first Illustration Friday entry, done in Painter.


Here's a portrait I did last year of my brother's dog.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Here's a still life I did a few years ago. I like the loose brushstrokes and heightened color I used. I love painting decorative squash.

Monday, February 19, 2007


Here's a painting I did a long time ago. I like trying to paint white items.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Line Drawing

I love doing contour line drawings of things around the house. This is the mirror that I set my still life items on, some day I hope to make illustrations where I color these in.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Here's an interior of my studio showing the table I use to paint my still-lifes from.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blue Glass Underpaint

I started a new painting today. This is the underpainting done with Raw Umber and Titanium White in Acrylics.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Here's a sketch of my niece that I drew when she was one day old. My sister-in-law was holding her while she slept.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

I did this using Painter 8 a couple of years ago. I still haven't gotten around to learning that program completely. I like the way textures can be used and I love the way it emulates certain drawing materials like oil pastel and charcoal.

Friday, February 9, 2007


This is an illustration I did in Painter. I don't really know how to use the program, so I was basically just fooling around with it. I drew it completely from imagination, hence the goofy, unreal-looking pirate hat. It's based on a story by Herman Melville, "Benito Cereno."

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Here's another co-worker sketch.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

A sketch of a co-worker I did a couple years ago.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Here's a drawing I did a couple of years ago in preparation for a still life painting. I love drawing glass vases and bottles and spent a bit of time on this drawing done from life.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Here's a self-portrait study I painted a while ago. I was experimenting with a looser style than I usually use.