Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's raining outside, but...


...still in a Summer mood. Scene is mostly from my head although I did use a couple of references, like the green shutters which is based off a a Sketchup 3D model. For fun I put together the steps of this one in a .gif animation

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Red Sail





Been in a mood to paint rustic scenes. I've also been looking at Anders Zorn and Sargent and trying to understand their genius method of painting loose +  detailed with accurate values.. it seems contradictory. So for this painting, I kept my 'silhouettes' clean but the (digital) paint heavy and opaque in the lights.

Also posted is the photo ref which served as the inspiration, which Tom took while we were in Bermuda last year. I think he took this one while we were in a fast moving boat but fortunately the snap shot was clear enough for all the little things, like the rigging.