Monday, April 8, 2013


The last time I showed a shot of this painting, it looked like this:

I've spent the last few days ripping into the face, among other things. It's not a pretty process but, then again, when is it?


In that last shot I've killed the elusive something I had in the one previous - but it's good to have solid work getting done, and the beauty and joy of oil painting is that I can come back into this in a couple of days and work into the foundation I've laid. I'll spend the time it takes for this to dry working on the other parts of the painting and cataloging the face's flaws for the next pass.

Also, the title has changed from 'Precious Burdens', which was very on-the-nose, to 'The Messenger'.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

MoCCA mini-paintings

These were very, very self-indulgent and also very good at reminding me why I haven't worked on canvas of any sort in over two years. The square ones are 2"x2", the others are all 3"x5"/5"x3". I will be (hopefully!) selling them at MoCCA this weekend - come by table A25 to see them in person! We have candy.