Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

boy with a crow #tbt

From last year, here's my sketchy copy of Akseli Gallen-Kellela's "Boy With a Crow", in oil. I really like the simplicity of the composition. I believe this is one of Gallen-Kellela's first realistic pieces, ten years-or-so before delving into imaginative realism / illustration... 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

the watchman

Jimbe figure study, oil on panel, 18 x 24

... I posted some the progression of this dude in an earlier post. Since I am now abstaining from most social medias (for various reasons, primarily "focus!"), I feel inclined to make another post that directs viewers to the exact image - also I am so grateful to be painting the figure in proper color (after 3+ years studying in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts methods through GCA & my own grasping). Thanks (again!) to Will St. John & Colleen Barry for guidance. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

winter scene, progression from block-in

(still a work in progress, would love to correct some errors I already see... gotta wait till the next storm...)