Saturday, June 30, 2007

Chicken Birds #4

I know it doesn't look like much yet, but here is the beginning of the fourth and last of the chicken bird series.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Chicken Birds #3 -----Done

Here it is all done. I'm pretty happy with it. I ended up calling this one Why?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rock Study

Just finished watercolor class number 2. Here is my study of rocks.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Chicken Birds #3 starts

I'm trying to push myself on this one. It is charcoal and pastel.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Egg and Eggplant

I took my first class last night. 6 of us total which is nice. I like my teacher, he has a similar approach to art as I do. A couple of times he said "your not making a police report, it doesn't have to be perfect. If it looks good, keep it".

First class we did wet on dry. My piece came out okay. I like the egg a lot. It looks better live than in the scan. I struggled with the eggplant to get those deep rich colors.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Chicken Birds #2 complete

I'm pretty happy with this one. I used white and black charcoal plus a red pastel. This is 17" x 22" on strathmore 500 series charcoal paper. I have a couple more chicken birds to do then on to the next project.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Still Working

I signed up for a class at the Silvermine Arts Center. It is drawing and watercolor combination. I can't wait. Look for images after class. A little more progress on the chicken birds. I see my previous picture was too dark. This one should be more like it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Step 2

didn't have much time to work tonight. But I got a little more done.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Chicken Birds #2

When I finished Chicken Birds #1 I took a photo of it then I sprayed it with fixative. I spray it outside because of the fumes. After I sprayed the first coat I came in to post the picture on my blog. While typing I heard it raining. Oh no! My picture is out side. Only a few drops of damage, not too bad.

Here is the start of chicken birds #2.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Chicken Birds #1

All done. Came out pretty good. The red is pastel. I used strathmore 500 series charcoal paper. Total size is about 16" x 24".

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Part 2

Time to stop again. With a fresh look tomorrow I will decide if I am happy with the progress. The white is a white charcoal stick.

Monday, June 04, 2007

The Chicken Birds have started

I finally got started on the chicken birds. I have put down the tones at this point. The background color is pastel dust I have collected at the bottom of my easel. At this point I like to step back and make sure I am happy with the composition and structure. So far I have spent 10 to 15 minutes on the piece. Phew...I need a break :-)