Sunday, February 27, 2011

Under Drawing Complete

9"x12" Oil on panel

Just wrapped up the drawing for the lastest still life. I struggled a bit getting the wine glass symmetrical. I think it's finally pretty close. Tonight I will start painting in the monochromatic under painting.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Preparing Panels

Things are starting to settle down a bit in regards to the new baby. I wish I could say the same for work though. Since I've been back from paternity leave I've had to work through two weekends and countless days that end at 2 am. I'm really hoping things slow down because it's starting to get old.

The little bit of free time I have had recently has been spent preparing panels for upcoming paintings. I've been wanting to give Art Board panels a try for sometime now and decided to purchase a few for my upcoming paintings. They are a bit pricey compared to other panels, but the quality seems to be really good. I read online that it is a good idea to seal them with shellac before priming (If anyone has an opinion on whether or not this step is necessary I'd love to hear it) to prevent support-induced discoloration. The above picture is from the shellac session.

Now that the panels are done I am starting to work up some drawings. Tonight I worked on the preliminary drawing for a still life commission. I hope to start laying down some paint later this week. I'll be sure to post up some pictures as I progress.