Saturday, December 22, 2012

Final Posters from December

These are the last three poster paintings from class this past term.  It's been a challenge, but I have a lot of fun doing these studies, and hope to improve over time.  Next term, I am going to focus purely on drawing.  I hope to continue with painting on the side, to keep practicing, but I'm really looking to learn how to make accurate, tonal drawings from life.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Drawing Exercise

This was a drawing from class earlier tonight.  Unfortunately, I missed the point of the exercise which was to create a hierarchy of values, as a study for a smaller poster painting that we did the 2nd half of class.  

This is the poster study.  I can't take credit for it, as my instructor did a generous paint-over to correct the numerous mistakes.  I've noticed I have a bad habit of mixing my colors too intense, overall.  But I'm hoping to train my eyes to perceive what's happening in nature more accurately.  Painting is a humbling exercise.  It certainly shows you how much you actually don't know.  But it's still a very enjoyable and rewarding journey so far.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Poster Study from Life

Painted a still life setup with my good buddy Craig.  3 hours.  Some of the colors are definitely off, but I was just happy to get the canvas covered.