Cranky About Camellias

 

Third and final (for now) attempt to paint Camelias.

I tried and tried to paint the beautiful camellias that grow on a large bush outside my studio window. After the third attempt (above) I was too cranky to keep trying and failing to capture them. I decided to give up on them until next year’s bloom when I will try again. Below are the previous attempts.

Eye Eye Eyes!

I took a class on Schoolism.com with Jason Seiler about drawing realistic portraits that was very helpful. This was part of the homework for the class, drawing lots of eyes. Above is one from Sktchy app and below are from photos from that class, the web and people I know. The next one below is my son Robin. All are done on the iPad in Procreate.

Robin's eyes and an ear, Procreate on the iPad.

Robin’s eyes and an ear, Procreate on the iPad.

Eye, sketched in Procreate on the iPad

Eye, sketched in Procreate on the iPad

Eye, sketched in Procreate on the iPad

Eye, sketched in Procreate on the iPad

More Eyes, sketched in Procreate on the iPad

More Eyes, sketched in Procreate on the iPad

Working out comparative measurement

Working out comparative measurement

Gouache Still Life and Landscape Experiments

Albany Bulb, gouache on watercolor paper

Albany Bulb, gouache on watercolor paper

Still trying to sort out how to work with gouache. Having the right brushes and palette are really helping. This is the second time I painted some of the medical equipment below, which I previously painted in oils.

Still life in gouache on watercolor paper

Still life in gouache on watercolor paper

 

 

Sketching TV: Project Runway People

I’m going to be posting daily in order to catch up with a bunch of work done previously and never posted. Then I can be current everywhere instead of just on Instagram and Facebook. So here are some sketches I did from the TV while watching Project Runway’s last season. All were done on the iPad in Procreate last year!  Above and just below the lovely Maragarita from Puerto Rico.

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