Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another one

This was around 5pm today.. I feel that the light is kinda weird though. Guess I painted it inaccurately. Nevertheless, this was fun! I actually used a big brush (it says 3/4") this time to concentrate on the shapes more rather than getting lost in details. Also, tried dry brushing some parts to create texture for the trees and such.
Another this is, I didn't tape the bottom border straight, so, the lower left corner of the painting looks distorted @_@.

Can't wait for the Urban Painting session tomorrow and do some more plein air .

Location: Linda Vista Park, Cupertino

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Portrait ! Study from Sargent's Self Portrait :)


Original Reference

I decided to focus only on the face this time. It was fun. :)
I think it still takes me too long to make these copies.. This one took 2 hours :(

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Not so speedy painting #4

Original Reference


So I took heck a time on making this one... sigh.. got caught up in details again :( but oh well.. I'll have to try going faster next time... and yeah.. after I see this from further point of view.. there are a lot that needs to be fixed (leaning lighthouse, the red patch on the lighthouse is a bit too saturated,etc..) and just realized i forgot to draw one light in front of the house ! @_@;;

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Went to a park in Cupertino to paint.. this is unfinished though.. I need to come back for some revenge and complete the background and foreground!! :(

conclusion: focused too much on detail=>time wasted.