My Aunt wanted some pictures about her memories of my grandpa for a project. Tried to deliver what she wanted- did it in a quicker style, but they took a long time to finish as I had to find little windows of time to work after hours.
Here are some pastels from a workshop I took at work. The emphasis was on light and color- I learned a ton! These pieces were done around the Eastbay, and many of them in overcast lighting. We had an 1-1.5 hrs to paint at a given session.
I always spend an hour or two on paintings-they are mostly quicker studies. This time I set up a still life and took my sweet time with it. It was set up with natural light, and I painted from life. I changed tactics for this painting and laid all of the most saturated colors first and worked from there. It was a great exercise as I tend to lose vibrancy in my oil paintings.
I decided to increase the amount I paint and expand my horizons a bit. It would be great to eventually be able to paint a portrait in oils. To work my way up I did some photoshop painting of a generic face to start figuring faces out- it's hard, and my process is not good. Anyway, I did it, and then added some armor and a gun because all my paintings are of fruit. Turns out I don't know what guns and armor look like- my best guess was metal trapezoids and rectangles:)