Monday, March 2, 2015

Maintenance

Maintenance

Been tipping away at this for a while.  I am pretty sure this started out as a doodle as it carried a landscape reference in the filename. I cant remember where the earlier versions are to show - might find them and update the post when I do.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Distraction

Distraction
Took some time working on this. Tried to concentrate on edges. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Portrait study 23

Portrait study 23




More portrait practice. One using reference then one from imagination then a quick photo study.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

El Pescador- After Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida


El Pescador-  After Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Most of the work I have seen of Sorolla have been beaches with boats people and animals.  This portrait came up at auction recently.  A great balance of refinement and painterly strokes. Was priced between $30-$50,000.
Did a quick study to explore. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hellelil and Hildebrand -The Meeting on the Turret Stairs


For the day thats in it.  Voted Irelands favourite painting by Frederic William Burton. It is held by the National Gallery of Ireland. Amazingly this is a watercolour.  The colour has been preserved by limiting the painting exposure to light. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour

I used some photo bashing to start this off.  I worked it so much  that very little of it is left.  Feels a bit random. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Aerial Steampunk Warrior

Aerial Steampunk Warrior
Worked on this for the Outcast Odyssey on deviant art.  This one forced me to spend a little more time working on the image.  I think I pushed myself further with this one but looking at the other entries have a long way to go.  Working to a deadline has made me think about my process and have a few ideas I would like to put int practice for the next one.