Sunday, January 31, 2010

I did some upper arm studies

in watercolor, to start figuring out just how our wonderful body is built up. Essentially the upper arm is like a simplified sandwich, Bicep, triceps and the Bracialis in between. Sticking out under the bicep on the inner side is the small coracobrachialis.

Most of these arent seen unless you are quite muscular, but its good to know what goes on under the skin, and what muscles do what when you bend and twist. Essential knowledge if one wants to have an easier time working from imagination. A little anatomy goes a long way.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Some warmup Headstudies

done in the big watercolor moleskine.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A head warm up

after the great WM Chase. More known for his pleine air landscapes, I thought Id try a bite out of his heads. This is actually my first head-study ever, so I felt a bit clumsy. I learned a great deal though. Getting ready for those portraits!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Watercolor light studies

of a house in Båstad. Tricky thing, light pink and white. In preparation fora larger oil painting.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More Library sketches.

This moleskin watercolor notebook is pretty nice, paper might be a tad thin, but paint lifts off quite easily. Lucky since i bought 3 of them!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Completed farm

in Gånarp. It is 46 x 33 cm., oil on linen. Thank you to the Lunds!