Friday, July 12, 2013

Watercolor study from June

Here's another study of Pedro that I did at the end of June.  I ended up doing 2 oil studies and 2 watercolors of this model. I definitely enjoyed doing the quicker studies.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

"Vintage" mini paint tubes from Madrid

I have 10 of these mini tubes of oil paint I picked up on a trip to Madrid 10 yrs ago(!).

I have fond memories of an older gentlemen packing the tubes of paint with freshly mixed pigments.
After a quick search I was able to find an image of the shop! The address is 10 Perez Galdos.

I also have a small wood box and palette from a different art shop- Camara Arte that I also still cherish.

Monday, July 01, 2013


Pedro • approx. 11.5"x14" • oil on mounted board • June 2013

 For this pose I experimented with doing quicker studies. I did the larger portrait the first few days of the pose and then did 2 watercolor studies in my sketchbook with mixed results and then this mini portrait (bottom photo, right) on the last day.