Friday, October 28, 2011

Duck! Acrylic on Gesso Board 5x7

Duck! 5x7 at about 50%. About 30 minutes of actual painting time. The gel medium gets a touch streaky if  you put too much on at once, until a nice base is built up. Started this guy with a sienna underpainting to determine tone. Adding local colors and more tone here. What will get tricky on this one is the weird way that the light bounces off the background and turns the thin spots in the Duck! (i.e. the neck) to an translucent orange type thing. Hopefully next session I can clean it up and finish it off. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Paper Crane #1 Acrylic on Canvas 8x10

Crane is done. Very subtle shifts from the last in the wings and the neck area as well as the shadow underneath.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Crane #1 Acrylic on Canvas 8x10

Paper crane nearly finished. Still need to work the "yellow" paper part and the highlights and shadows in there.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chip #1 Acrylic on Panel 6"X6"

Chip is done. This was way harder than it should've been. still not 100% pleased but for a 6x6 it's best to take it for what it is and move on.
Time to look for the next one.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chip #1 Acrylic on Panel 6"X6"

Chip #1, almost finished. It's a little cool, I will warm it up tomorrow. Chips are hard to paint. the more it sits on the paper the more grease is drawn out and the more transparent it is becoming. Very strange. I'm also noticing on the gray background the yellow in the chip is creating complimentary shadows with more and more violets in the shadows and also the yellows are increasing in the outer edges of the board.
More details to come with the blistering of the chip and that should wrap this one up.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Slow going...

Multiple distractions today. No pic but chips are tough to paint.  Will finish next week.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Starting tomorrow

All set up to start tomorrow. Potato chip. Should be done by 2:00. Not a moment too soon...