Archive for February, 2009

Lessons in gouache

I’ve put off posting this, my first work with gouache, for what should be obvious reasons now that you’ve seen it. In an effort to make the edge of the buildings a little crisper, I decided to employ some masking tape. You know, as a mask. It seemed like a good idea at the time, […]

Tuscany paintings: good and bad

I think this painting (last seen here) is done, and I’m quite happy with the way it came out. I need to take a better photo of it, and then I think it’s ready to go up on my art website. This one I’m less happy with. Back in December I was almost ready to […]

Little face paintings

I’m back at home in my studio for a few days between trips to Ireland*. I’m trying to make the most of this studio time, but I haven’t decided on my next big project yet. I’ve lost steam on the two paintings series (Munich and Tuscany) I’ve been working on. Perhaps I just need a […]


Creative retreat in Ireland

I find myself in Dublin with a little free time on my hands, and I’m using it for a couple of creative pursuits. I brought along my new gouache and some postcard-sized watercolor paper, as well as a sketchbook and various sketching utensils. But my main focus is on working through the book Perfect Digital […]

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