Friday, July 8, 2011


Hey! This happened at the end of last month, but I might as well share the excitement in all of my online spheres: I sold a painting! You know what they say, if you love something, sell it. And I did just that! Goodbye, precious. I hope your new owner treats you as well as I did. Well, actually I didn't have space for you so I stuck you in the corner with all the other paintings. You are probably actually a lot better off...

P.S. This painting also netted me first place in Oils at a local art show.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

At long last! Until I inevitably give it another pass...

Here is my latest. I mentioned in an earlier post that planning can make everything easier, and that is forever true. Here is a painting that is much more complicated in every way, and at least twice as detailed, but it did not take nearly as much time. This is primarily because I made sure that I knew, with every step, that I was on the right track. I don't have an image of the line drawing, but here's the value study:

Followed by a mid-progress shot:

And finally, the end result:

It is interesting to note how very different the progress shots of the Dark Pearl look from each other, while this as-yet-untitled work just gets color!