Well, I packed up all my plein air gear for the first time, (literally, I packed my backpack!) and took a long hike to the patio. Just had to get outside and try my hand at plein air painting. Good practice for dialing in what I may need for a much longer hike. 🙂 I really enjoyed it! I knew I would.
Anyway, some marigolds for my first trek. I didn’t finish it. Although I may take the hike again tomorrow night, or finish it up in the studio. Either way, I haven’t painted since April so it’s good to get the brushes back into my hands again. After all, I still have a piece to finish… right Nick and Jayla?
#pleinairpainting #oilpainting #marigolds #longhike #rosemarybrushes #allaprimapochadebox #sorebutt #enoughfortoday #apromiseisapromise
On my easel today. Portrait study of #ekaterinaselivanova on Instagram. Could have gone a bit further with this, but I kind of like the simplicity. Might go into it a bit more tomorrow.
#studiotime #charcoal #charcoalportrait #portait #portraitstudy #balletgirl #livingthegoodlife #drawing #passionforart
I’ve really enjoyed studying and learning this medium. I don’t get much time in the studio to paint, so I draw to keep in “tune”. These two were done over a few different trips into the studio. Again, using reference photos from devianart.com.
Finally back into the studio for some studying. First since May. Charcoal on toned paper. Love this stuff. #studiowork #charcoal #drawing #portrait #donbattles #passionforart
A bit of a commission / gift. Obviously a ways to go on this, but got it back out today after it sat on the side for a year. Referenced this from a photo I found online. Have no idea of its origin or owner, but certainly I would credit them here if I did.This just goes to show how long it takes me to complete anything. So, if you are waiting on some of my other works in progress… you know you have a wait. It’s what happens when you work a full time job and you don’t get much time to give focus.
As always, thanks for giving this a look.