Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I've been inspired by my watercolor teacher David Lobenberg to try my hand at portrait painting. After struggling with three botched attempts I started analysing the colors and values of his portraits. Then I took a look at John Singer Sargents work and the colors and shadows of his work. I came to the conclusion I was trying too hard at realisim and turned towards more of a modern impressionist style. I tried to convey the feeling of the boy's sober attitude and it worked much better. Portraits are not easy but I'll keep trying. After all, I like the challenge of trying something new.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
This is the result of my work with David Lobenbergs workshop. David has given me a new way to experience the watercolors. He's a great teacher if you get the chance to paint with him. 11"x14" now available at my Etsy Shop BillsArtshop.etsy.com
Thursday, April 25, 2013
This a watercolor (11"x14") from a photo I took in Bath, England. A pretty fascinating town in the southern part of England where the Romans developed natural springs for the legions to get clean and relax after a hard day of raping and pillaging. The baths are still in use after two thousand years which has a lot to say about the Romans engineering and building techniques.
Monday, April 15, 2013
What I saw..... What I painted....... The great thing about painting as opposed to photography is, with a painting you can be selective and leave out things you don't want in the scene, like a building or light post, or add something you think might be interesting or could add to the scene.