twenty two fourteen

a couple of plein air paintings from the past week, both done in gouache.


hey sun stop smelling so loud

~45 minute color study of fechin's negro girl with orange.
he's so good aaaahhhh

and then a 1 hour acrylic self portrait using his color palette. who needs faces?

spanish sahara

various color studies and plein air paintings done the past two weeks.

my ukulele done in watercolor, about 30 minutes. cast shadows rock :)

in front of spartan complex east, about an hour. still learning how to capture the vibrancy of flowers - been picking them to tape into my sketchbook for further study, but all have wilted or dulled. must figure out a different course of action.

quick 30 minute acrylic painting, getting the feel for the medium.
also still learning how to paint.

soft pastel study of a wren. have a character design in mind for a story i plan on writing and illustrating - need to find an animal more powerful and less cuddly.

soft pastel color study done from a photo, just 'cause. translating colors with soft pastels is tricky, but i'm okay with how this turned out, considering i have rarely used this medium for any observational sketches. note: find a set with white pastel.