You ain't gonna believe this . . . last summer one of my workshop students gave me a funky old pad of Grumbacher watercolor paper. I'm talking old, like from the mid 70's. So I decided to paint a portrait of my pard on it, and dang if it don't look sweeter than grapes on the vine! I got about 12 more sheets left, and am fixin to seek out some more of these here pads on Ebay.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Just Before Christmas
Two days before Christmas, this freshman college student came to my studio, and I gave her a four hour class in the fundamentals of watercolor portraiture painting. Her mother had contacted me in November to pay and reserve the date as a surprise Christmas present when her daughter came back to Sacramento on her Christmas break. How cool is that mom! This is a clip I took out of the larger one where she explains how her mom surprised her on the very morning of the private lesson.
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Friday, December 26, 2014
All she wanted for Christmas was a John Singer Sargent.
My wife requested (tongue in cheek) a John Singer Sargent painting for Christmas. She is a master knitter and has two knitting-related Lobenberg watercolor paintings hanging in her knitting nook at our shared studio in Sacramento, California (Studio L) where she teaches classes. In fact, she requested this particular Sargent watercolor. Well, I checked into what Sargent watercolors sell for . . . way beyond my pay scale. So what to do? Hey, I know!! I'll forge it. She won't be any the wiser. It worked!!! She is sooooooooo happy!
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Sunday, December 21, 2014
My barber for over 30 years!
He runs a no-bullshit, BARBER shop. Not a hair styling salon but a BARBER shop. He even has a working, spinning barber pole. Yep, my kinda place.
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Once a painting is done, tweaking can be problematic. However, after letting a few days go by, I felt the need to work omn it just a scoch more (see my previous post to view the before-tweaking portrait). Now she has a slightly slimmed down and more anatomically correct jaw line,
and ditto for the tip of her nose. Whatcha think? Was the tweaking needed??
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Friday, December 19, 2014
New watercolor portrait
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Yesterday, I posted my step-by-step watercolor process of this gentleman up to an almost completed portrait. Here is my finish as of today.
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Monday, December 15, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Loose as a goose
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Is it kosher to draw from a photograph??
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