Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: Pencil outline

This past week I decided it was time... let me rephrase that; I decided I needed to start making some art and the T'Hed project needed to get started. In my mind, I'm still experimenting with materials and design, so I am allowing myself to to take impulsive risks and then change them as I … Continue reading Painting out an Inspiration – T’Hed: Pencil outline

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nine

See T'Hed Eight for previous progressions... Where am I in this one? A dark mood emerging, resolute to move forward with this project... sounds good to me. I used the slate grey paper with gouache on top... I blended the base colours with white to give them more depth and volume. I can't decide if … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Nine

Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eight

See T'Hed Seven for previous progressions... Staring at some slate grey drawing paper I was sure I'd like to use the charcoals again, but I needed something different... some other texture to play with. I decided on gouache. I started with painting in the gouache background... unblended and straight pigments. I really love how this … Continue reading Working out an Inspiration – T’Hed Eight

Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Three

See T'Hed Two for earlier explorations... I wanted to play with colour a little more, but mainly I wanted to see what oil pastels might achieve. I apply several colours onto the paper then use a smudge stick to blend it. I'm not crazy for the results this time... maybe it's because I got more … Continue reading Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Three

Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Two

See T'Hed One for earlier steps... This second sketch started with gauche on watercolour paper. I added medium charcoal as an outline and texture. The gouache I have are all primary colours and I mix them right on the pigment pucks. I paint wet on wet and let the pigments bleed as they want. It … Continue reading Working Out an Inspiration – T’Hed Two

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Few Finishing Touches.

Another surprising realization in my process and I feel a great relief for realizing it: I will probably never be certain if a piece is completely finished, much less be rid of the feeling that I might need to put more on it, but I now understand what I've read in other artists processes... you … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Few Finishing Touches.

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Whiskey Burst of activity

I've been dabbling on the skin for days... a touch of pink and green, then I'm stumped by dissatisfaction... It doesn't work with the sky and I need to see how to make it work! The last few days have been an emotional rollercoaster with life events and family matters... I needed to let go … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Whiskey Burst of activity

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Skin…

Because I've been pre-posting these entries while I do other projects, they appear daily, but my progress isn't daily... in fact, I've been staring at the figure doe a few days trying to decide on how I want to approach the skin-tones... My gut is telling me to play the green-pink contrast and then add … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Skin…

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Figure, and other stuff…

As stated yesterday, the beachfront wasn't complete when I started on the figure, but it will be over the next few images... On the figure I dove in with some Payne's Grey for the black areas and played with a little vermillion hue for the pants and transitions between the black and white lines on … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Figure, and other stuff…

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making a Beach and Sea

First, let me apologize; I thought I took more pictures of this next step. I believe my impatience took over and I started on the figure before completing the beachfront. I started with a dark forest green to represent the depths of the see, added a little turquoise on top and a darker naval blue... … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making a Beach and Sea