Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


#8 Faces - Fini!

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 5.5 x 6, oil on panel
Basquiat (12/22/1960 - 8/12/1988) 
He flamed out much too early. He was only 27.

After the graphite sketch, I layered on some Gloss Medium/Varnish and then painted in oil.


This effect is "antique with edge blur" from iPhoto. Cool.

On another topic, Pierre-Auguste Renoir's 172nd birthday was yesterday.

One of my most favorite art blogs is Katherine Tyrrell's, Making A Mark.
Katherine features a video (!) of Renoir painting in his late life, in the post link above. 
It is so remarkable to see him moving and painting with his poor rheumatic hands. 
I just may have to do a Faces of him.
If you watch it, don't you just wish you could also hear what he is saying?

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