Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Works in Progress

I thought I would post a few pictures of what I have been working on. 

 This is a study of my daughter... I am thinking of doing a piece about the words of King Benjamin in the Book of Mormon.  Talking about our reliance on the Savior he encouraged his people to help those around them.  To paraphrase, In the eyes of the Lord are we not all beggars in need of help.  This is going to be my little beggar.

I am trying to put together a piece for the Art contest hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  The theme is "Make known His wonderful works"  This was a study of one of my daughters.  My orignal idea was to have several children surrounding their mother and father while they taught them out of the scriptures, but I don't have the time for such a large and complicated piece. 

 This is the wipe out/in for the still life I am working on.

I have found if I try and figure out my colors before actually starting the picture I have better results.  Here are two ways I have going about doing that.  The picture above is a copy of the drawing and I have written down the pigments I used to approximate the local color.  The bottom actually shows the work of trying to figure out those colors.

 I just got this painting framed and really liked the frame.  I think it really pulls out and supports the painting effectively.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Painting

I recently started a new painting and thought I would share the value study and drawing.  I've been doing a lot of studies lately as well, trying different things.  I've been learning a lot.

Thanks for Looking!