Monday, November 9, 2009

Sketchy Business at the Airport

This is a quick pencil sketch I did for The Different Strokes From Different Folkes. You can get away with a lot when it is just a quick sketch. Check out some of the beautiful paintings that others did on this same subject.
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Rose's Friend, the Bottle


Well, this has been cropped a ton. The original photo by Leslie Hawes was very beautiful but my shadow turned out murky and the bottle looked awfully lonely without his shadow so I gave him a new friend from my garden instead. This is for the Monthly Sketch Project Blog. Check it out and join us.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

California Hills


This was painted for the Following the Masters Challenge. I had such a wonderful time loosing myself in the process of trying to paint in the style of Vincent van Gogh. I was inspired by the Olive Trees in the Alpilles (pictured above my painting) but I used a reference photo of mine to loosely paint the hills by my house. Maybe I should go back and make the olive trees look more like oak trees?
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