I just purchased a couple new ink pens because like any good artist I’m a bit obsessed with supplies. These new pens are Hybrid Technica…
Start of a longer painting, I have only had enough motivation to paint for 30 minutes each night but I feel a need to make…
The passing of a giant
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Still life by cell phone light tonight.
A very ugly turquoise vase painting.
Painting class tonight and a very frustrating battle with glare, so much so that I painted something else.
Back to painting from life tonight, and working on my long term still life from the Bollenback class.
Painting class tonight at A&C art supply.
Well I tried again with this candle holder with not much more success than the last.
Yeah, this painting sucks, and I’m not sure went wrong.
I had a great day today, full of food, fun and festivities. Our team won the super bowl, I got to eat everything in sight, and my painting is progressing nicely.
After a great day at Frye and the movies I found my artistic energy for painting oddly lacking.
I continued work on the still life tonight, fixing drawing and values throughout.
The second session of my painting class and tonight we worked on still life composition and reductive painting.
Tonight I drew Santa riding a manatee, you can tell that we used to live in Florida. I’m really thankful for the cold weather in the winter months now.
Since its Christmas time I felt it was fitting that I draw something Christmas related, so I drew Pinocchio, an ornament made in Italy.
A quick drawing tonight of an ornament that we picked up from our trip to the Wildlife Safari in Oregon.
There are very few items that I own that I would consider precious to me, this is one.
I was pressed for time tonight so all I had time for was a quick sketch of an elephant keepsake.
Tonight a painting of a fiery red mask made by my wife a few years ago.
Not much to say here, I needed to paint something tonight so I just setup a teapot still life.
A cone and a candle holder. Simple subjects for the night.
Its been a while since I have posted my daily work, I did this one over 10 days ago.
Tired of the same still life for a week, I switched my entire setup tonight.
After a great day with the wife and seeing a movie I just spent a bit more time on this painting.
With a focus on paint manipulation I started on the same still life for the fifth time.
Same subject as the last few nights but this time I wanted to study my process with charcoal.
In an attempt to focus on drawing I removed color from this painting.
Same subject three days running, you would think my drawing was getting better with it…
Painted the same trinket again today, I’m working on drawing with paint.
A mermaid keepsake that I have drawn before, this time in oil.
A fairy loosely painted, my attempt at expressiveness in painting texture.
I have painted this angle many times, its nice to come back to it once in a while and try something new.
This one turned out dark and smokey so that means major glare off the paint in the photo.
A single peacock feather has much less interest than a while peacock full of feathers, but the addition of its cast shadow really helped.
Home late tonight after dinner and a movie I asked my wife to pick something for me to paint. I would never have picked this.
Tonight was one of those nights when I’m reminded that my journey to become a master artist is still just beginning, yet through these failures I learn the most.
I guess it was fitting that I painted sunflowers a day before going to Washington DC and seeing Van Gogh.
The Martinson house is full of wonderful keepsakes, most are beautifully arranged and all of them hold stories.
Tonight I had Pattie choose a keepsake that she thought one of her friends would like, so she picked out Peter Rabbit.
After a wonderful day of attending a crossfit birthday party, I still had time to get lost in painting and an audio book.
I picked up this rock years ago to remind me of something… I have forgotten what it was supposed to remind me of.
A drawing of a candle in the dark.
I revisited the same still life as yesterday this time on better paper, but lack of energy kept my drawing session short.
Another drawing of a keepsake tonight, but I discovered quick that I hate this paper.
Didn’t know what to draw tonight so I pulled a trinket off our shelf.
It only took another hour for me to finish up this drawing. I have to say I’m very happy with the result.
Working on the fairy still life again today, I’m very close to finishing it.
I worked on the fairy still life again today. Working hard to keep it simple yet true.
I began working on the drawing I started a few days ago of this fairy still life. Inspired by Euan Uglow, I began by simplifying…
It would be nice to have a good drawing soon, I’m getting really frustrated. I keep trying to remind myself to be patient and keep…
Inspired by a David Kassan drawing tutorial I went to Blick and purchased a few supplies which included some “Ingres” pastel paper that I thought…
After working all day on my new awesome studio setup, I was able to utilize my new still life tower to do another site size…