Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Last of the Speeds

Here are a few more of the 30 minute speeds. They will probably be my last for a while as I turn towards personal work and sketching. It's been a crazy year with lots of ups and downs. Now it is time to refocus on what I set out to do at the beginning: to work on the 52 stories project. Any progress is good progress!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

30 min Spitpaint "Red Thunder"

There is an artist's facebook group called Spitpaint that has 30 minute paint challenges. The group supplies new words or phrases for each day and artists are not allowed to use any photos in their work. This painting was for the phrase Red Thunder. I tried out some new brushes here that I am still getting used to, but I like some of the effects.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Living Planet Overtime

This was a failed 30 minute speedpaint that was nowhere near completion in the time limit. I took it further because I wanted to understand the way the flesh in the organs work. I don't really do gooey guts very often, so this seemed like as good a time as any to practice.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Late Night Root Study

This is a ballpoint pen study from a tree I saw on a recent hike.

Friday, November 08, 2013

New Orleans Man

Here is a watercolor I finally did based on a guy I saw in New Orleans on Royal Street. He was jamming out to the excellent jazz that filled the streets.