Wednesday, May 16, 2012

An old, new idea.

This was a pastel idea I was working on 10 years ago. Just came across it recently, and was thinking of working on it again, maybe a large scale oil or acrylic.  I took the photos of these arctic wolves from a zoo in Moncton Ca and new I would be painting and drawing them.

.....and one more.....

Found one more. This one is a colored pencil done on Bristol board.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The vault is now empty.....

About 15 to 20 years ago, I had been studying under a local New Bedford artist. He gave me a series of photos to work from, some well known pictures he pulled from magazines i guess. These were all done for practice, but I these are all I have left. Now I need to finish some new projects.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rhino study and some pencil sketches

The top is a study for the Rhino painting, the tiger is the original pencil sketch and the middle is another pencil of my little guy Otis.

Rhino in pencil

This was the original pencil sketch to the acrylic painting I had done years ago.

Another pastel from the vault...

This is something I was just able to scan in. I completed this back in the mid 90's, the moose image was taken from a magazine article.  I took photos with a 35mm camera to show some progression, I was really into pastels at that time. From doing this piece, I learned to use toned paper instead of toning a 16x20 gray board.