Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mosca in the Doorway

9.5 x 10.5 - Acrylic on gessoed cardboard

I accomplished two goals with this little study: I did a value study for a commission, and managed to enter the DPW Challenge for (sigh) last week.  Very worthwhile effort.  I learned more than I expected to and I'm hoping the finished painting benefits.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Unrepentant Thief

8" x 10" oil on Ampersand Gessobord

Minor adjustments captured this rascal in his shameless efforts.  I've moved on to other subjects, but I'd like to revisit raccoons.  They're captivating - even if they are mean!  

I'm attempting some of the weekly and monthly challenges issued by the DailyPainter websites.  If you're a burgeoning artist, check them out.  The challenge on DPW is a learning experience, and quite helpful. The process exposes you to other artists who inspire with their composition skills, palettes, and brushwork.