Friday, January 28, 2011

Life drawing class



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I joined a lifedrawing class yesterday to improve my drawing/painting skills.
Very intense but a lot of fun.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

'Southern Belle' new oil painting



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I finished this painting in december for an artist friend in the UK, the talented Amanda Drage. You should check out her blog if you haven't done so already, her paintings of horses and birds are very inspirational.
It was fun painting those glowing eyes and all the colors in the white fur. I tried to keep the brushwork loose and free flowing, hopefully I succeeded.

"Southern belle", oil on linen, 30x40cm (12x16) n/a


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sketch



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One of my goals for the new year is to do more drawing and sketching, so here is the first (rusty) attempt at doing a portrait sketch.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Streak of light" new oil painting



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Finally, the first post of the new year!
But first I'd like to thank all the people following me here on the blog or on facebook. I hope you'll continue to check in now and then and leave a comment, I'm always interested in what you have to say.

I'm looking forward to step outside my comfort zone this year and attempt to paint people, we'll see how it works out :)
But the first one I finished this year was for the monthly painting challenge on the artist helping artists blog.


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"Streak of light", oil on linen, 30x50cm (12x20)

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