4"x4" oil on masonite SOLD
This is the last little sketch (it's a mini) that I was able to fit in right before we moved. Seems appropriate for a couple in transit like ourselves. This was a quick practice is trying to get the colors right (blur your eyes and it should read).
I'm back. Seriously this time I am back and am painting regularly again. I've got two more paintings to post as soon as I find a digital camera. We just finished unpacking the last boxes and the dust is settling (literally!) at our new house. The whole ordeal (the buying and selling) was even harder than I imagined and I'm a pessimist. On the bright side I think I could pass a real estate exam and I'm almost a licensed electrician. Now I'm ready to do something that I actually enjoy "putting one color next another in the right relationship".
The only other excuse I do have for myself is that I having been keeping up with exercising my eyeball by doing what I call digital starts. What's that? I take a photo (or part) into photoshop , make a copy and then try to match the basic color masses. If I have time I try to introduce some color variations.
What's the point? I was looking for a quick, no mess, 15-30 minute drill that would exercise my ability to judge colors when I couldn't actually pick up a paint brush. Here's some examples. If you're interested in knowing more I'll post more about it later. These are some of the better ones.