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Red Umbrella

A quick painting on the patio at my local coffee shop on a rainy day. I’m working on putting down a few large shapes with as correct color as possible, then glazing over to “tune” the color for more accurate saturation and value. I made the shapes of the tree limbs with dark brown, then went over that with light blue and purple to cool them off. Greens tend to be too intense, so I’ve been glazing with light red to get a better olive-ish color. The umbrella started out mid-warm red, to which I added light blue to cool and lighten the top and warm dark red-brown for the bottom.

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New iPad picture

Another 25-minute picture from P&C drawing session last Friday night. Procreate using aaaronorg’s brushes and post-processing techniques. I’m also looking at Charles Hawthorne’s “Hawthorne on Painting” about painting using color spots and Burt Silverman’s “Breaking the Rules of Watercolor” on how to do “heavy” watercolor paintings that are closer to oils than traditional watercolors.

New Ipad Painting

I’ve been going in two directions at once. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple weeks understanding aaronorg’s watercolor workflow with fair success. I’m also trying to understand his Procreate brush ideas and how to use and modify them. I’ve still got a lot to learn.

In addition, I picked up my old copy of “Hawthorne on Painting” and I’m trying to put Hawthorne’s ideas into practice. I tried painting the model against the light (Hawthorne) using Ipad/Procreate/aaaronorg technique at the Palette and Chisel yesterday in the open drawing session. Here’s a 45-minute painting of Dylan that I was pleased with.

Special thanks to aaronorg for generously sharing his work. You can find him in the Procreate forums and on YouTube.

First New Post in Years!

I guess I got sidetracked. I’ve been trying and trying to get my site reorganized since I made the foolish move of switching from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. I built a complete site on .org, but had to dump it after a year when I got the [real] bill for a year’s hosting. I signed up with GoDaddy basically for free, not realizing after a year the cost would go up to over a $100 a year.

Oh well. Here’s a sample of my current iPad art work. This was an attempt to follow Aaronorg’s (on Procreate forums) workflow for creating watercolors in Procreate. It took me a couple of days just to understand what he was talking about, but he’s an extremely generous guy and posted everything I could possibly need to get started.

This was a 25-minute drawing at a Friday night open drawing session at the Palette and Chisel with Delong (I hope that’s the correct spelling), a great model.

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Dickinson St. Looking North

Dickinson St.
Dickinson St. Nov. 25, 2015

For this picture, I worked from my car on what was obviously a much warmer day than this one. Today is Jan. 13th and its around 7 degrees Fahrenheit, too cold to do much more than try to finish some coffeeshop pictures. Who wouldn't want to be in a nice warm cafe on a gray overcast snowy day? Even though I could work out of my car, it's still not easy to find much color out there.