I’m too afraid to sketch or paint others (in case I make them look terrible) so I’m planning on only making self portraits or pictures of strangers until I get better. This doesn’t look exactly like me but the distortion looks pretty good anyway. 🙂
It’s my niece’s 9th birthday tomorrow 💕 so I made her a petite portrait of her cat Tomato
Starting small before I try to make a full portrait
I liked the sketch I made of my pup so decided to make the painting. This was from a photo taken at Salisbury Beach. I used a limited palette with only 5 colors: burnt umber, French ultramarine, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, and titanium white.
My pup Hiro 🐕💕
I think I’m going to start painting on bigger canvases for certain subjects. It was a bit of torture painting all these objects on a 16″ x 20″ canvas …felt like I was painting in miniature.
I once covered a shift for a friend in residency so he could go on a vacation to see his family in Greece and when he came back he gave me this bust of Hippocrates as a gift, which I thought was the coolest thing ever. I’ve had him for over 20 years. Usually he is in the office but I brought him home to pose.
Recreated an old sketch of a hand drawing but this time in paint and of a hand painting. It was my first time making skin tones with paint…challenging but fun.
First entry in the new sketch book
Believe it or not, it was the ramekin that was most difficult to paint. The cherries and tablecloth were a lot easier and much more fun.