Sunday, October 30, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tendai - part 1

Available at Waterhouse Gallery.

I am working on a two days pose painting, and this is what I have for the first day. I would like to share a little of my approach for painting a model more than one day today.

At the beginning, I need to have an idea about composition, the design of color and value; of course, most important is the idea for the painting, these take a lot of time for me sometime.

Then I will mark some key spots for the proportion. When I continue on the painting, I will just focus on one part of the painting each day, and try to finish the part as much as I can. I find this is the best way for me to paint a live model because next time she may not pose the same thing for you :) but I will still need to come back adjust the whole painting later.

I will try to do some set up for next time by the end of the day, therefore I will have some chances to apply different techniques on the painting later.

Tendai is a beautiful African girl, the texture on the canvas showing through her face added a trace feeling of wildness to her, I like it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Portrait of Richard - SOLD

I am teaching a graduate school online painting class this semester, here is a "exercise" I did for the class over the weekend.

I have not done this for long time, and this is the first time I paint the "exercise" from a photo reference. A little too tight, but not too bad for a demo :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Studying Rembrandt

Available at Waterhouse Gallery.

This is the big painting I did by one of my small study, now you can tell who painted the painting in the background :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Richard - SOLD

Here is a study I did today in San Francisco. I picked this angle and I like it!