Monday, August 31, 2009

WIP it good! Ha!

Here are a few WIP's:
This below is a pic of my Grandpa Eric. He passed when I was 6 or 7, a long time ago...
I remember him but only a few moments.
He owned a bar in North Dakota, Bondy's Bar, I'm not sure what to do with the background. I love the way the color pops from the background of the pure white when I use my Prisma Colors. Yet, it needs a background (and some other work on the eyes and hair...). I'm not fond of doing the exact background that is in the photo.
The color varies online from the actual on the paper. Oh well, one of these days I'll figure out which is better to use on which one of my programs with the pixels, resolutions, DPI's, JPEG's, etc.

The next two are works that I'm working on for a friend to use for the elementary school's
Where the Wild Things Are Fundraiser.
This first one was scanned and the white highlight didn't show up on the side of the trees, so on here it looks like the trees are wobbly but truly they aren't as unnatural....
dang scanners.......
Anyway, this one is done in watercolor

And this second I went for Illustration/Cartoon with Colored Pencil

And now I'm off to start something new...... Following the Masters, or Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout-Google Challenge, or maybe Different Strokes from Different folks' challenge...... yipee! I gotta go!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

An oil painting- Peony on Copper Bowl

My reveal- This is from last months Following the Masters challenge.

This is oil on Masonite hardboard. And I completely forgot who the original "Master" was who painted this! Someone out there will know...
I enjoy working on the hardboard more than the canvas. Now I need to go buy some more.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Veggie Crate

Here is the final results of my Veggie Crate using prismacolor pencils. I'm finding vegetables are relaxing to do. I like when they come to life. If you can't remember the old pict. without the leaves , click here for a view.
More to come, I'm working on an oil painting from last month's Following the Masters challenge. I went through a week where I just wasn't feeling creative or motivated. So now I'm a little behind, that's ok, everyone needs a break once in awhile. Stay tuned......

Sunday, August 9, 2009

prismacolor on smooth
A WIP of my Great Grandfathers home in the very southwest corner of North Dakota.
Not a good scan...