Monday, September 25, 2006

Painting set up....

Here's my simple painting gear for these sketchbook paintings. One well worn #6 bristle filbert brush, and a small plastic tackle box with my limited palette of colors...Titanium White, Yellow Ochre,Primary Magenta, and Ivory black. This is my version of the color palette used by the great 19th century artist Anders Zorn. It is amazing how much color variety you can squeeze out of these few colors!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

gone to the dogs!

I've done some quickie dog paintings recently. Simplifying the fur is a good challenge. Keeping the brushstokes broad rather than rendering out every single hair gives it a much nicer, painterly look, working with a big brush helps too!