Monday, March 31, 2014


Last week I bought some tulips at the grocery store.  I had a craving to practice my watercolors.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's All About the Still Life

I've been very interested in Paul C├ęzanne 's work lately.  I especially like his still life paintings and he's inspired me to do some of my own.

Why are still life compositions so interesting?  I mean when you think about it apples and pears are pretty boring.  And yet I can't help arranging them and rearranging them into new compositions.  It's a nice de-stress exercise to paint still lifes.  And it's nice to take a break from my normal comic illustration work and think about classic academic concerns like composition, color, value, and technique.  When I paint still life I feel like a classic artist.  It's a nice feeling.  I'd like to do some in oils but water color is all I can afford right now.  

Please enjoy these arrangements of apples, oranges, mangos, teapots, and a brush.

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