Update on oil paintings.

So here’s the latest photos of the two oil paintings I’m working on.  Both have many, many layers to go before they’re done.


As usual, my ability to take a damn photo without the camera being shakey sucks.  It doesn’t matter too much right now since these are just process photos, but I’m going to have to prop the camera on a desk or something for the final shot.

I’m going to litter the floor around the lamp with trash and whatnot shortly.  Soda cans, beer bottles, ash trays, balled-up napkins, etc.   There will also probably be an unlit Chinese paper lantern or two hanging from the ceiling above.  The lampshade will probably get a design too.


The hair is starting to gake shape on this one….the next few layers will be shadows, adding in some pretty strong blacks and burnt umbers…after that, probably some focus on the highlights (one they have something to contrast a little more strongly).

If you look at my last post, there’s a doodle there about the possibility of putting a post on the right covered with flyers and notes.  Don’t know if that’s going to work now that I look at it….there’s not quite enough room for it.  Still might work though.

Eventually, maybe, this might be turned into a generic Dr. Sketchy’s flyer (with pasties added of course).  If that’s done, it’ll be done up to look like a scan of an old pulp cover, even to the point of including “wear and tear” creases as if it had been rolled up in some kid’s back pocket.  The more I look at it though, there simply may not be enough negative space to pull that off.



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2 responses to “Update on oil paintings.

  1. Rodrigo

    hey, just found this blog, I think your sketches are incredible.

  2. Renoir’s Color Mixing: “He always mixed his colors on the canvas. He was very careful to keep an impression of transparency in his picture throughout the different phases of the work … he worked on the whole surface of his canvas [and] the motif gradually emerged from the seeming confusion, with each brushstroke.” — Jean Renoir

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