Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Bradamante from Orlando Furioso, one of my favorite books.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10" each

Monday, July 9, 2012

Don Quixote: Pedro Perez

This is the episode near the beginning of the novel in which the village priest Pedro Perez burns all of Quixote's books. I designed the character to look a bit like Nino de Guevara, who was the Spanish Grand Inquisitor during Cervantes' life. I emphasized the reflection on his glasses to suggest a lack of true vision.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Don Quixote: Pedro Perez sketch

Sketch for a new Don Quixote piece. This one is the priest Pedro Perez, who burns all of Quixote's books early in the novel. I'll post the final on Monday.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Barn Swallow

I was thinking of Tiepolo when I painted this. I love the freshness of his brushwork.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Alexis - 90 Minute Study

I thought this one went pretty well for 90 minutes. I used a limited palette of only two colors: Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Red (and black and white). So two or four, depending on how you count them. The Anders Zorn palette.

The fun and surprising thing about this limited palette is that a cool gray becomes bluish in context of the other colors, and mixing some ochre into that gray turns it into a nice olive green. So you have a wider range than you might think, but you have to be creative.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Same Artist, 30 Years Apart

Same artist (William Glackens), similar subject matter, 30 years apart. A lot changes in 30 years, and a lot stays the same.