Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Digital Painting - Hunny Sunbathing

Here is a quick sketch I made on my phone of the adorable Hunny having one of her many daily sun baths.

I love this tool! No mess or equipment. Sure, it's not the same feeling as when using oils and physically creating a piece, but it is a great way to quickly capture a moment.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Black Diversion Channel, near Seven Bar Loop

Black Diversion Channel, near Seven Bar Loop
oil on panel, 12 x 12
This is my first, official, New Mexico painting.

I had fun with this one. I used the palette knife for the first time without using it only for highlights here and there. 90% of this painting was made with the knife. It takes a bit to get used to, and though i haven't mastered the tool, i feel very comfortable with it. Once you get the hang of it, it is an amazing way to slap on the paint, not only on the canvas, but on the paletter as well, i loved mixing the paint with the palette knife. Definitely looking forward to using it a lot more.

This is the Black Diversion Channel of the Black Arroyo, near the street Seven Bar Loop in Albuquerque, not far from my place. There is a small park and walking/biking trail along the channel, a very beautiful place, as is all of New Mexico.

This area is quickly becoming one of my favorite places.