Thursday, September 18, 2014

Digital Doodles 2

More Digital Doodling

I'm camping in our new rv. Sitting here socked in by smoke from wild fires.
Doodling on my iPad is good creative outlet to pass the time.

"Beautiful Humans"...Digital Painting

"Abstract Floral"...Digital painting

"Another Pretty Peacock"

Just realized I'm stuck on a color scheme. Totally unconscious decision.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Digital Doodles

Digital Doodlings...

I have a brush stylus I use with my iPad and I have several painting apps. I am not proficient with them yet but I'm having fun Doodling.

"Not Your Ordinary Daisy"...Digital Painting

"What's the Connection?"...Digital painting

"Pretty Peacock"

Sunday, April 20, 2014

More 2014 Paintings

New Paintings.....April 2014

"So You Think You Can Dance" 16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

"The Big Catch"....16x20 Acrylic on Canvas

Friday, April 18, 2014

New Paintings

New Paintings.....April 2014

The Conversation.....15x22 Acrylic on watercolor paper

Fruit Cart, Cabo......18x24 Gallary Canvas

The Sculptor....16x20 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

Prince of Maderis, Montery....16x20 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bougainvillea Butterfly, Cabo

16x20 Acrylic on Ampersand Gesso Board

In the year 2013 the Butterflies were abundant in Cabo and the Bougainvilles were beautiful because of the unusual amount of rain they got that year.

Red Wall and Palms, Toda Santos, Mexico

Red wall and Palms, Toda Santos, Mexico

16x20 Acrylic on canvas

Friday, March 14, 2014

Napa Valley Agapanthus

Original reference photo taken in the Napa Valley.

First thing I do in planning this painting is to crop the photo to improve the composition.

Now I study the photo and see where the important big shapes are and how the layout works into a Z composition. That helps me clarify where the eye should move through the painting when it is done. Sometimes I use my iPad notebook or sketchbook app to do this pre-planning.

Then I begin by blocking in the big shapes and getting the general location and value range indicated.

Next I start painting the sky and background working forward to the foreground where my center of interest is located.

In the end I start highlighting and adjusting the values to help the eye flow into the painting better.

Napa Valley Agapanthus, 27x19 Acrylic 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Red Chair and Yellow Wall.....Cabo Painting

Original photo of scene in Cabo while eating breakfast.

iPad sketch to use as reference for painting

I use this iPad sketch to simplify and acquaint myself with the subject as you would use a quick jesture thumbnail sketch on paper.

After deciding on what to include in the painting I start blocking in the background area.

Then I start working forward to the middle ground and then foreground and finally the shadows and highlights. I still have a couple of corrections to make. For instance the chair is tilted forward to much and I need to work on shadows coming in to the picture plane from the bottom. Then a signature will be due.

16x20 Acrylic on Ampersand board