Friday, April 20, 2018

Boat on a Beach Step by Step

On April 17, Tuesday, right after I finished my Hummingbird painting, I immediately continued with another Art Sherpa tutorial of a Boat on a Beach. It was a breeze laying out the underpaintings of phthalo blue and ultramarine blue and burnt umber among other light colors for the beach itself. I had to have a break since it was getting dark. Today, Friday the 20th and with a little hesitation, I continued with the boat. After all, what did I accomplish yesterday? 

This is how it turned out. I guess I spent a total of 5 hours on it. I'm happy I painted it. 
My artwork du jour and also for the week. :-)

Underpainting with blues and browns.

Some water ripples, shadows, tones and a volumatic boat.

After two sessions of about 2 hours each for today (morning and afternoon), I guess I'm done!

Here's a cropped close-up of my boat. Hooray!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April 2018 Paintings

Flower Pots. 9" x 12" Acrylic. A Ginger Cook Tutorial. April 26. 

Old Truck Watercolor. 7.75" x 5". April 25.

War Pony. 16" x 20" Acrylic. An Art Sherpa Tutorial. April 23.

My second Hummingbird on a 12" x 16" canvas. April 22.

Boat on Beach. Art Sherpa tutorial. 16" x 20" Acrylic. April 20.

Marilyn Monroe Digital Drawing. April 17.

Hummingbird. Art Sherpa Tutorial. 10" x 14" Acrylic. April 17.

Butterfly Bag. Acrylic. April 14.

Van Gogh's Portrait of Patience Escalier in WC. April 9.

Pink Butterfly WC. April 6.

Refugee retouched. 16" x 20" Acrylic. April 6.

Lion & Butterfly WC. April 6.

2 Colorful Kois WC. April 5.

Sumi-E inspired Cat WC. April 4.

Sumi-E inspired watercolor Roosters. 4 for April 4.

Elephant Man. Acrylic on 15" x 20" canvas. April 3.

Bamboo Watercolor. April 1.

Baby Square Panda WC on 5" x 8" paper. April 1.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Beach Girl Walking Step by Step

It didn't take long to do this one. I spent 2.5 hours for the sky and sand, then another 2 for the girl.

First, I had to do an acrylic ground of titanium white and phthalo blue.

Then the sky, clouds, shadows, sand, footsteps, sea, waves and froth.

Now the girl with the dark skin.

Tadah! Happy Summer 2018!

I fulfilled another #ArtSherpa tutorial!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Lion Cub Step by Step

From a blank 14" x 18" canvas board. Notice my new (cleaner) plastic mat!

To a pencil sketch. Have to get the blocking right.

To the skies of light ultramarine blue...

Now for some trees in the background using a narrow round brush.

To some lion cub colors of burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre and white.
Also, some logs and shadows. At this point, I had to pause.



What 2 hours of an otherwise idle afternoon could accomplish!
A face and some logs! I call this "PF" for Pre-Fur!

I consider this furry and done! March 17.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 2018 Paintings

Birds on Bamboo Sumi-E on 5" x 8" WC paper. March 26.

Face Exercise in WC. 5" x 8". March 26.

FUNKY SAKURA FLOWERS IN A VASE in WC. 
An #ArtSherpa tutorial. March 26.

Harvest Birch Trees. Acrylic on 15" x 20" Canvas Panel. Courtesy #theArtSherpa March 25.

Beach Girl Walking. 14" x 18" Acrylic. #theArtSherpa tutorial. March 24.

14" x 18" Lion Cub acrylic. March 17.

Vivien Leigh with her Oscar, 1951. Digital painting with Sketch Club. March 12.

Sound of Music. Digital painting via Procreate. March 10.

Jerry Lewis as The Nutty Professor. Sketch Club Digital Painting. March 9.

Marlon Brando. Digital ink. Sketch Club. iPad Pro. March 9.

Selfie on Sketch Club. iPad Pro. March 9.

Jogger. Digital Art on Sketch Club for iPad Pro. March 9.

Parrot acrylic on handbag. March 9.

Goals. Digital Art on Sketch Club for iPad Pro. March 8.

Dean Martin digital sketch/portrait. Sketch Club on iPad Pro. March  8.

Digital sketch/portrait of Carla Reyes-Yu. Sketch Club on iPad Pro. March 8.

Owl Doodle with Sketch Club and iPad Pro. March 7.

 Doodle on Sketch Club. iPad Pro. March 7.
Jon Snow. Sketch Club on iPad Pro. March 7.

Shoes Daisies. Acrylic on shoe canvas. March 3.