Saturday, October 31, 2009

I am painting apples this week. It is a good thing to fall back on when stating up again. I think I missed the whole pumpkin opportunity, so will just get on with what I have.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Man in New Mexico

I saw this guy in Santa Fe this year after the IAPS Convention for pastels in Albuquerque. I took his picture and started blocking in a pastel of him. I was having some trouble with it and decided to do a drawing in pencil to check out the values. I can see where I want to change some things and I would like to go back in this one and add more really dark areas. My pencil would only get so dark, so I may have to use charcoal over it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Young Prune

Here is another little study of these plums.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Prune plum

I like this color combination.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pomegranate plus 2

Another try at the pomegranate. I like the plums but not the composition or the pomegranate.
I really liked my start, but then I over worked it.

My pomegranate is starting to spoil. Time to move one.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This one is a little grayed out, but it was fun to do.

Monday, October 5, 2009

pomegranate and plums

The pomegranate was from my front yard. Even with the drought the bush put out fruit. It is a tough plant. I like the shadow on this alot and the color combination.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

prune plums

I liked the background color with the blue and purple.
I need to try to use a winder brush stroke.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

what is she thinking?

This is not a daily took more like 3 weeks and I am not sure if I am finished. It is pastel on Wallis paper.
I look the reference photo of this little East Indian girl in Chicago this year. She was very serious and direct in her stare. I have another view I may try also.
I often do more than one pose or more that one painting of the same pose for a portrait. I don't try to get it the first time, and that helps the pressure of getting a likeness.