Monday, December 29, 2008

Idea for Obama oil caricature painting

I've had this idea for a long while, with Obama as a rock star, all glitz and sex appeal, of sorts, with people yelling and flashing and waving/pumping their fists.

But I think I'll redo it with a more "cool" pose, and more of a snarling expression, rather than this dorky grin. Then make it into an oil work.

Fantasy Genre commissions

Pen and Ink. ...I find that I enjoy figure drawing. I made these too cartoony, I believe, stretching proportions this way and that from my imagination, without a real plan. Better to stick with more realism. But I'm beginning to enjoy this fantasy genre thing. And I think I should begin using oils. We'll see...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Oil Commission of James

James is a welder, and travels. He wanted something for his wife, back home in Virginia. 24" X 20" on masonite. I didn't get the lighting the way I wanted, so it was more of a challenge than I anticipated. Still improving... or trying to...

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Oil Commission from client's photo

This was painted on masonite. 24" X 20".

The reference flash photo was very harsh, but I did the best I could to tame it. Client likes it.

My Sailboat Wind Song at dock

Photo taken today, December 4, 2008. I'm still trying to get out of here, but I have more oil commissions to complete. Not much money, but some at least. And I need as much experience as I can get in oil portraits.

New Oil Commission, 24"X20" on Wood Panel

I made some adjustments after this, but I forgot to take another pic before delivery. Otherwise, I enjoyed the challenge of the tricky shadow across the chest, and the hands.