Sunday, October 30, 2011

Three Sketches -3 hour session

Here are three fairly resent oil sketches from life, 12x16. Full of mistakes and wish ida's but I guess that's why they call them sketches. In each one of them I tried to focus on design, gesture and basic anatomy. I tried to keep things simple. --Bryce

Monday, October 24, 2011

My first iPad sketch done with ArtRage

Note: I started my blog many months ago hoping to help students understand how I work and the thought processes behind my work. I haven't posted anything on the blog since I started, so I must apologize. It can be very difficult for me to extract my thoughts and get them down on paper, when I sit down to actually write out my thoughts, they just seem to vanish. I guess that's why I'm a visual artist and not a writer. But, starting today, I'm going to make a concerted effort to write an entry into this blog each week. 

This is a 2 hour portrait sketch I did on my new iPad using a program called ArtRage. This is a totally new medium for me. Having never done anything electronically before, I find it's a great way to do a study in a very short amount of time. This portrait, which was done from life, looks very much like the model, with the exception of the mouth. There’s something a bit off with it…oh well, it’s a study right. As Sargent said "A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth".  In using this medium I find it very difficult to blend colors and their respective values into each other. I think a little more “easel” time will help. But what I like about the iPad is the flexibility that it has. I mean it has an undo button!!! What more could you ask for?:-) Working on the iPad gives you room to experiment. You don't have to be afraid to make mistakes because if you do, you simply hit undo or save as. Feel free to experiment!

I’ll post more iPad sketches as I go forward, and we’ll see if I get any better. I need to get outside with the iPad and Artrage to get some plein air sketches

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My First Post

Time to join the 21st Century I guess

My plan is to add instructional information and step by step images.

But for this first post I'll just put a recent painting that I am quite proud of.
Pray you, Love, Remember 16"x20" Oil on Linen 2011