Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

"A Finger to the Sky" 7

Slowly moving to the fore.... a combination of verithin canary yellow, light umber, and verithin peacock green streaks make up the grass field...

Friday, May 27, 2011

"A Finger to the Sky" 6


Doing more on the clouds in smoothing them into a painting stage, adding dark purple to them, along with a thin layering of verithin canary yellow...

the buildings have espresso on them, and the skyscraper also has verithin canary yellow and spanish orange...

the trees have marine green and parrot green, along with some verithin peacock green...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"A Finger to the Sky" 5


The clouds are all laid out, now to finish detailing them - then to move on to the rest of the rendering... then to color....

Monday, May 23, 2011

"A Finger to the Sky" 4

A wee further and more detailing of the clouds........

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"A Finger to the Sky" 2

Turning to the storm clouds, am beginning to build them up, giving them the blockbuster forms ... this is just in the rough and a lot of smoothing out and 'inner' cloud forming is yet to be...

Friday, May 20, 2011

"A Finger to the Sky" 1


Got some indications to the fore ground...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"A Finger to the Sky" WIP

A landscape in colored pencil, as was promised some time ago... 20"x16" on Stonehenge paper using Prismacolors and some Verithins... those will be storm clouds when done... the transferred building and the lay-out was first indicated in greyed lavender, overlaying with indigo blue, to make the grisaille...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Turning Towards Tomorrow"

Am still formulating this, tho do have the foreground rather well worked out - and as such will post that much before long...

Monday, May 09, 2011

What's next?

Having finished "Improvisation", the question now is - what's next on board?  well, am planning on doing a color pencil landscape, for one, probably a 16"x20" size on Stonehenge paper, with a working title of "Turning To Tomorrow", and will involve a spiral...  that ought to generate some mental wonderings...  am hoping to have a sketch posted in a few days...

There is a 4"x24" piece of foam board on which can be done another color still life, of needles and threads, on top of a partly seen old flag needing repair... of course the prime threads are of red, white, and blue, and the theme/title for this will be "The Betsy Threads"...

Another idea undergoing mental detailing is another pen/ink one, in color also, a landscape on a long foam board of 15"x40", with a figure on the right, by a shore, looking to the left across a vast field of grass to a distant gap, across is seen a cliff rise, on which is seen a development, with further distant spires of skyscrapers... perhaps mountain or hill outlines on the horizon area... theme/title here is "Looking West"...

So - plenty to be engaged with...

Sunday, May 08, 2011

"Improvisation" - 11



And it is essentially finished...  I may or not tweak it some more later today, but otherwise am done...

Friday, May 06, 2011

"Improvisation" - 10

Almost there........  just needs tighten up here and there, and 'push the values' more - then be finished!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

"Improvisation" - 9

Progress - and now in the home stretch... just needs get the crate slats done, finish detailing, add shadows, then 'push the values' - and it will be finally finished...

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

"Improvisation" - 8

Finished the canister, and added more to the meat matter... and more still....

Monday, May 02, 2011

"Improvisation" - 7

Getting into the meat of the matter....

Sunday, May 01, 2011

"Improvisation" - 6

And the decision has been made on the 'roadkill' - packaged meat...   so - in what way, then, is this more an improvisation than other offered possibilities?  what kind of sense of life, then is being shown, as opposed to the other proffered?