Friday, October 25, 2013

"Refueling Station" - 2

showing the progression of the mid-ground from the first positioning on the left to the finished part on the right of it... everything at this point on is using the 102 nib......

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Refueling Station" - WIP

 Am doing something a little different here - have been studying Yang Tu-tang's works and am attempting to work with his techniques in doing a landscape from my mind, the difference being the technique mostly, seeking to make it as much like Yang's pseudo-photographic works.... these first photos show using a 107 nib which has been worn from several uses, but at the time all on hand to getting fine work - and for the foreground area seems to be ok...  

have acquired a new set of nibs and will be using the 102 nib for the mid and distant parts, and probably deepening the detailing of the foreground, where seems needed....  black F W acrylic ink used on a 20"x30" board...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

newly discovered pen/ink artist -

Have discovered a new [to me anyway] pen and ink artist, whose works can be seen here -

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

"Out Cast" - 4

 The Grisaille is done -
Now to glaze the colors...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Out Cast" - 2a

the 'group' photo...
just the large pumpkin on the end left, and the shelf - then glazing of colors begins...

"Out Cast" - 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

"Out Cast" - WIP

 Beginning a new rendering, another still life - this time with pumpkins, squash, gourd, and tomato...  20"x30"

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

"Fruitfulness" - 6

 coloring, with lemon yellow, crimson, sepia, light green, sap green, dark green, purple, turquoise, and red earth...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"Fruitfulness" - 5

got the rest of the shelf done, and layered lemon yellow , then turquoise...

and a close-up... 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

"Fruitfulness" - 4

finished the grisaille and now glazing - indian yellow and sepia..

Sunday, August 4, 2013

"Fruitfulness" - 3

went to Panera Bread and did some work, tho not managed to get the grisaille complete due to hand cramping...  maybe the next time...

Monday, July 29, 2013

"Fruitfulness" - 2

A bit further along... hopefully, the next round will have the grisaille done, and then can begin on coloring.........

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Fruitfulness" - 1

Slowly moving along..........

Thursday, July 18, 2013

"Fruitfulness" - WIP

Because still having problems getting the very small figures for the second half of the 'Conquest" diptych, am turning for the time being to another work... this was inspired by a colored pencil painting by Jeff George called "Life and Death" - and I am doing a still life take-off or parody or sorts on it...  you can 'see' the reaper in the rotting fruit in the rear, only in this, he is heading out to the left, instead of going thru the crowd as in the original...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

"Conquest of Loneliness - Inreach"

Am still in the process of sketching out the small figures needed for the second half of the diptych...  as soon as the four are down and looking right, then will begin laying out the rock and habitat, and fill in the rest of the background - and begin inking...

Saturday, June 15, 2013

"Conquest of Loneliness - Outreach" - Finished

32"x40" pen and colored acrylic inks on acid-free foam board...   now to get on with part two, the "Inreach" board.....

Friday, June 14, 2013

"Conquest of Loneliness" - 16

In progress, having shifted from prussian blue to cyan..... just one more receding ridge after this, and will be finished.........

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Conquest of Loneliness" - 15

On a roll - managed to get in another receding ridge...  now it is beginning to look like a painting...  two more ridges and it will be done...