Jan 16-19 #2hrchallenge

I've still been keeping up with the challenge. You can see my daily posts on my Facebook Page: VanCannonArt.

Over the past few days I've been working on turning one of my sketches into a painting. I've been using Canvas Paper, Pen and Ink, and Acrylic paint. It's been a fun process and you can see my progression and changes in the following photos.

I started with the whimsy color palette and then did another with more of the traditional forest greens, tans, and blues. I like doing multiple drafts since the colors totally change the overall feel of the piece. I think they both work - just depends on your taste. Both are almost complete - they still need a few tweaks here and there. 

Jan 7 & 8 - #2hrchallenge

I'm getting back into the groove of it again. Loving my studio time and the routine of it. Here is yesterday and today's post.

Jan 7 -

On Sat. I finished up this portrait. I was working from multiple references to get the likeness and gesture of the boy.

On Sat. I finished up this portrait. I was working from multiple references to get the likeness and gesture of the boy.

I still had some time on the clock so I started this portrait. My friend Ani modeled for me a few years back. I've been wanting to paint this photo since then. I'm finally getting the chance. Keeping it loose and free in beginning stages.

I still had some time on the clock so I started this portrait. My friend Ani modeled for me a few years back. I've been wanting to paint this photo since then. I'm finally getting the chance. Keeping it loose and free in beginning stages.

And from today... Jan 8

I worked on this portrait more today. I am trying to keep it loose and juicy strokes of paint.

I worked on this portrait more today. I am trying to keep it loose and juicy strokes of paint.

Jan 8

I like to have a big clean surface to work on. My palette gets cleaned off every night so I can work with fresh mixtures each day. Color mixing is one of my favorite parts.

I like to have a big clean surface to work on. My palette gets cleaned off every night so I can work with fresh mixtures each day. Color mixing is one of my favorite parts.

Jan 5 - #2hrchallenge

Oops! I miss judged my belly as I was reaching up to adjust my studio lamp. I guess its one way to soften edges. :)

Another challenge day completed. It went pretty fast today. Today I worked on the water, trees, clothing and puppy. Lots of layers. Lots of smoothing edges. Still needs more work.