Thursday, July 30, 2009

Dry Dock stage 2 - painting in progress by Jeff

I've been working sort of haphazardly on this; bouncing around from one area to another. It's coming along, though!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dry Dock - painting in progress by Jeff

Here's the ink drawing for my next painting. It's a tanker ship in dry dock as seen from the deck of a cruise ship leaving Mobile Bay.

Monday, July 20, 2009

For Sale in Key West stage 4 - finished painting by Jeff

I was going to call this painting "For Sale in Key West", but I think I'm going to change it to "Some Light Rust Damage". I think it turned out well!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

For Sale in Key West stage 2 - work in progress by Jeff

If you saw my previous post you'll remember that I said something about working in some tonal values with white. I decided that was too boring, and I just dove right in and started painting with a full palette. That's how I work - just because I plan a particular approach for a painting doesn't mean I have to stick with it. That would be like a real job or something! Or to put it another way: I still don't really know what I'm doing. I'm still making it up as I go along, and I have a feeling I always will be.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

For Sale in Key West - work in progress by Jeff

I've started another painting from my cruise photos! This scene was something I saw while walking around some back streets in Key West. Lots of great contrasting textures - and colors too, which you'll see as the painting progresses.

Once again I stared with a brush pen and india ink. I'm not going to tone the ink lighter this time, as I did with the lifeboat painting. I think the next step will be to get in there with some white paint and start building tonal values.

25" x 50"