This one one of 3 latest "Daily Paintings" what I did during last few days. I'm not biggest fan of
"painting-a-day" movement, but I want to be able work faster without loosing much quality.
Therefore I'm going to dedicate more time to my Études.
Like all my small oil paintings this one will be available on e-bay.
Have another wonderful announcement to make... Yesterday I found out that my latest floral Oil Pastel "Illuminated" was accepted into the ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA, INC. 99-th annual exhibition.
Show will ran from November 9 to November 18 2012 @ National Art Club Galleries, NYC.
Last week we had wonderful time in Minnesota painting out with Richard McKinley mentoring his "next level" Plein Air pastel group.
I do not have much time (normally) to paint Plein Air, therefore it was a very special treat - to get out to some place so beautiful, stay along with nature, paint and get some great advice from person so knowledgeable and talented as Richard.
I did a lot of quick sketches and even managed to finish one or two more complex paintings. Plus as always took enormous amount of picture for future references.
So far I was painting, Jim had great time stacking some rocks here and there.
It was totally wonderful week and I'm already starting looking forward to repeat it sometime.
But now have to get ready some show entries and whatever else I need to get ready for our upcoming trip to Carmel California next month. I only hope for the good weather.
Just need to do something more challenging... and different.
Because I didn't work with portraits forever, this is what I would like to do this time... for change.
Not sure if this is going to be the final version, or just study for another work, we will see, how bad it will be progressing. I'm alright with it for now, but being a portrait I need all the help I can get with this one.
So far I'm done with drawing in general, enlargement and background under-painting... just to set a mood. Under-painting is watemedia this time, I will be finishing it in pastel... let see what happen. The same evening - finished study.