Friday, March 14, 2014

Fun With Pen & Ink

I have gotten back into pen and ink work again lately as I am contemplating doing another Lincoln portrait. (see others here, here and here.)

A beautiful gnarled tree I found in Bunker Hill Forest Preserve.

Noodlers #41 Brown ink with Esterbrook 788 nib in Strathmore Toned Tan sketchbook

Horse and Round Tailed Ground Squirrel from online references.

Noodlers #41 Brown ink with Esterbrook 788 nib on Rives tan paper

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Some Figurative Paintings

Painted from life in my Evanston Art Center Class with Eleanor Spiess-Ferris. I have more of these awaiting completion. I never can seem to finish them off in the course of a 2-week pose.

oil on canvas board

An experiment with the Zorn palette (excepting the background).
Reference image from here.

oil on illustration board