Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I Do Love Color

8" x 10" oil 
I've fit a few small portrait sketches into my afternoons of late. Definitely more fun than dusting, doing the taxes or the grocery shopping, or chipping the ice off the driveway!

I had been using water-mixable oil paints until this sketch, when I unearthed some oil paints that had been socked away a long time ago. This guy was done with oil colors and water-mixable white. The two paints seemed to work together alright.


  1. Wow! This is a very good direction for you to go. I like your watercolor portraits, but your use of oil adds so much more character and body to your work.

  2. Thanks, Brian. If only there were more hours in the day to draw and paint, right?!