Sunday, May 13, 2018

Wildflowers on a Country Lane Step by Step

Skies, seas, and underpainting for the grounds...

Added some poles, grass and puddles.

Added in the flowers as a finishing touch. 
I finished another Ginger Cook tutorial for Mother's Day!  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 2018 Paintings

Angelina Jolie in 5" x 8" Watercolor. May 21.

Flowers Magenta, a 5" x 8" Watercolor #dailyartjournal. May 19.

Flowers in a Cart. 24" x 24" Acrylic Ginger Cook tutorial. May 19.

Wildflowers on a Country Lane, a Ginger Cook tutorial. 
16" x 20" acrylic on canvas board. May 13.

Tuscany Balcony with Flowers. 
A Ginger Cook tutorial. 16" x 20" Acrylic on canvas board. May 8.

Tuscan Garden Door, a Ginger Cook tutorial. 
Acrylic on 14" x 18" canvas. May 6.

Thanos Digital Drawing via Paper by 53. May 2.

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

Paul Cezanne's Tulips on a Vase. 12" x 18" Ginger Cook Acrylic tutorial. April 29.

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.