I've mentioned before on this blog that I am in the middle of illustrating a book called Tomb Robbers. Here are a couple of color studies from the book. As always, the quality of light is one of my main concerns. The top image is interesting to paint because of the 2 very different light sources: the very warm lamplight that illuminates the father and mother and the cool moonlight coming in through the door and rim lighting the boy.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
When I first moved here to Arizona, I began roaming around town searching for places to paint. It seemed a little harder to find what I wanted than it was in LA where I moved from. But then I came across Gordon's. It was a little neighborhood grocery store on Roosevelt and Third Avenue. It has long since been remodeled and turned into some kind of school. This little study, 6x8, was done from a Kodachrome (may you rest in peace) slide I took 30 years ago.
Here is another painting I did a few years ago.