Category Archives: OBITER PICTA
Because they are so very colorful, it is natural that one would like to paint flowers. Here the additions of interlacings of greens add a fillip!
When I was teaching myself to do decent oil portraits, I found that getting the eyes right was the hardest part for me. So I began to do ‘eye exercises’, and after a while, as the eyes came out looking … Continue reading
Here is some more from my experiments in airbrush technique (which I feel I never really did master and sort of dropped). But these balloons are huggable (I think!), and I’m sure you’ll appreciate my ‘intellectualization’ of colors here. Right? … Continue reading
This is just a whimsical piece, without consequence, some colorful fun … during my brief airbrush phase!
Although I wish I were a superb draftsman (like, say, a Rembrandt or an Ingres or a Neal Adams – yeah, you wish!), even when you do your oils from photographic materials, you still really do need to know how … Continue reading
Doing up a cartoon idea in watercolor does not involve the ‘risk’ you have whenever you go for oils. Well, one afternoon I got to thinking about how many creatures (in Cole Porter’s timeless phrase) do it and how they … Continue reading
If I were a famous name these juxtaposed figures tricked out in some complementary colors would surely be considered subtle bits of sophisticated ‘art’ creation of the abstract sort so very much beloved of a certain clan of modern painters … Continue reading