Monday, June 29, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Portrait Sketch

"Portrait Sketch" Oil 12" by 10"

SkateDeck Group Show July 3rd

July 3rd me and my wife, Karen Watkins, will be participating in a Skate Deck show at Plastic Chapel in Denver. There are three venues showing the work Plastic Chapel, Indy Ink, and News Speak. It should be a lot of fun. I really love what Karen put together for it, I'll post hers up soon. Below is what I came up with- a simple figure with a black dress, seemed to fit the shape of the board.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Recent Field Sketches/ Studies from Wyoming trip

Welcome to my Blog!
OK, for my first post I'm putting up the sketches I did on my recent Wyoming trip. It was a lot of fun! Me and my wife spent the week with her parents and in the morning I was able to sneak out and do a few sketches while there.

"River Study" Oil 6" by 8"
First study I did, which was right by the camp we stayed at.

"Window through the Trees" Oil 11" by 14"
down the road from where we stayed. My attempt at a mountain view with some back lighting behind the trees.

"Mountain View" Oil 8" by 10"

"Over the Hills" Oil 9" by 12"
I did this one entirely with the brush at first and didn't like the way it was going so I scraped it away and then did it entirely with the palette knife.

"Pond Reflections" Oil 6" by 8"
First one I did when we arrived at the Tetons

"Mist over the Tetons" Oil 11" by 14"
I had to do a painting of the Tetons before we left. I think I'd be happier with this painting if it had a better composition. However it was fun being out and painting those beautiful mountains!

"Back Light Hills" Oil 8" by 10"
This is a piece I did when I returned home to Denver. The trip was a lot of fun and can't wait to visit again and maybe do more sketches now that I'm more familiar with the area.

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