Sunday, November 26, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Woman with Wine

Size of painting: 60 x 80 cm.
Acrylic paints on a stretched canvas.
Signed and dated front and back; with title on the back side.
Currently on exhibition in a gallery in Berlin, Germany.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Plant Painting sketches

A couple of sketches for paintings with cacti and other plants.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Three Cups A Day

A new painting in my series of coffee and tea cup paintings.
This painting has a more pastel look in paint and uses some bigger graphics in the background than my previous works.
See more here:

Monday, November 13, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Before and After

I first painted the girl on the left using acrylic paints on a stretched canvas (20 x 20 cm).
After I was finished I did not like her made her look a little too bird-like.
So I made a smaller rounder nose as seen on the right.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sketch Idea and Finished Painting

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A comparison to see the difference between the original sketch idea and the finished painting.
My sketches are usually small (this one is about 2 inches wide) with just the basic composition details of the objects.
I prefer not to have a very detailed sketch, I just want the germ of an idea so that the painting can evolve, change and take a life of its own as I put the paint on the canvas.

For example in the sketch the woman has shorter hair (and I was thinking a brownish color); however, in the finished painting it´s longer, blond hair.
And the dinosaur on TV? It just happened at the end of the painting process.