Monday, December 31, 2012

Who Are You?

Joined the online workshop Who are you? and this is the result! Had a lot of fun doing them!

Sketches on canvas
10 x 10 cm

Live Laugh Love
Acrylics and mixed media on canvas
Three times 10 x 10 cm 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Plein inside

Tried doing some en plein air painting, but it was way too windy (stupid coastal area...), so I went about it slightly differently ;)
Upper sketch: soft pastels
Lower sketch: Artbars & white acrylics
Painting right: Cobra oil paints

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Indian Bride II

Working on a second portrait. Another Indian bride. I love how much I learn from these!

Indian Bride II - step-by-step
Acrylics on canvas
50 x 60 cm
Step 1: Sketched a rough outline on the canvas.

Step 2: Filled in the background color with one color, to hold the painting together. In some areas the background color will show through, creating a whole. When it was dry, I drew the figure in more detail.

Step 3: Blocked in the red parts of her dress, keeping shadows and (high)lights into account.

Step 4: Blocked in her veil, again accounting for darker and lighter areas. The veil is translucent, making it very hard to paint. I will likely come back to it at a later stage.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Finished it! Happy with it, too. It's stylized and I need to practice more to make it more alive, but I'm getting there.

Oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

WIP: Lionrock

Playing around with Cobra paints, a water soluble oil paint. After some initial frustration, I think I'm getting the hang of it.

Oil on canvas