Realism using watercolor on illustration board. Pardon the flash highlight in the center, I forgot to photograph this before it was framed.
Simple 7″ x 7″ monochromatic watercolor study
Every year my three kids have been so sweet to me for Mother’s Day and this year I was able to get a quick oil sketch of some of the flowers I received. I have two larger paintings that I am just beginning and will take a lot more time so these small daily paintings are great for a warm up.
5″x7″ oil, daily painting study
Working on an 8″ x 10″ canvas board, I like how this turned out, but it took longer than the hour/hour and a half I’ve designated for these daily paintings so I’ll go back to 5″ x 7″ boards to continue working on speed and technique.
12″ x 12″ oil on canvas
The weather is warming up in SoCal and whether you’re a student, homemaker or working the daily grind, it seems like we are all anxious to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Even though we had quite a bit of rain this year (for us) the past years of drought have hit this area hard and I’m hoping the lakes have filled enough to get out there and enjoy the water. Here is a personal still life of one of the sports we love to do….. waterskiing, wakeboarding and boating.
Today is the last of my single Meyer lemon still life’s but will revisit this subject at a later date. I am starting to gain a little more control with these quick 60 minute oil sketches and definitely enjoying the process each day.