Monday, May 9, 2011

standing male limited palette

This was my first limited palette figure study. My palette: lead white, titanium white, nickel yellow, naples yellow, raw sienna, barok red, alizarin red permanent, turkey umber, ivory black. All are Williamsburg except for the barok red, which is Old Holland. The ivory black serves as my "bluish" color.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

grisaille reclining female

This is completely not done and not one of my best grisaille paintings, but this is the work where somehow I advanced my skill a bit and actually placed the paint and painted a little thicker. Up until this painting I painted with very thin paint and pushed value around rather than boldly placing it with deliberate strokes.

grisalle male standing with pole

grisaille female standing

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

mask color temperature painting

mask color temperature study

shell color temparature study

This is a study in color temperature using burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and flake white.

skull in grisaille

quick study female seated in grisaille

gourd in grisaille

sphere in grisaille

My first sphere in grisaille. This was a very difficult assignment.

grisaille seated male figure study

This is a full grisaille study.

more value studies

Another batch of quick grisaille studies with 6 to 10 values.

more value studies

Another batch of value studies in grisaille with 6 to 10 value choices.

more value studies

These are more quick value studies in grisaille with 6 to 10 value choices.

value studies in oil

This is my first effort at painting in oils. These are quick studies in grisaille with anywhere from 6 to 10 value steps.