Plein air “hike”

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

Charcoal Portrait study

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

Latest charcoal studies.

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.

Back again!

Finally back into the studio for some studying. First since May. Charcoal on toned paper. Love this stuff. #studiowork #charcoal #drawing #portrait #donbattles #passionforart

Commission work.

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.