Monday, December 29, 2014

A small interlude

This is a small picture from November, which I forgot to photograph before I gave it away.
This was done with Water-based Oils, on canvas, maybe 40 x 30 cm, but I forgot to measure it.

Photo has been edited a bit to balance colors and shape.

Christkindl ...

Here is a portrait in the spirit of the season - not that either of the subjects have agreed on that interpretation.  Fortunately, they may go unrecognized.

Water based oils, on canvas, approx. 50 x 60 cm.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A young actress

I don't know this girl personally, which may account for some "discrepancies" around the mouth, and/or other areas.  But this was also done in November; in water-based oils, on canvas.

This is about 50 x 60 cm.

A couple of girls ...

I missed a couple of paintings, where I was in such a hurry to get rid of them, that I forgot to photograph them.

But here is a recent one of a pair of sisters I know.

This was done in water based Oils, on canvas, ca. 45 x 60 cm

Takes forever to dry ...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Another CORE Colleague

Here is another colleague, which I painted over the weekend, using water-based oils.
My palette is restricted, not for any artistic reason, simply because I didn't buy a lot of tubes to test the WBO paint.  This paint certainly brings less odor into the apartment; although the oil smell is still there, there is no turpentine.

I'm afraid I haven't shown her in her best light, but I tried.

Anyhow, this painting is about 50 x 60 cm in size, on canvas, in water based oils.

Update: I fiddled a bit with the portrait, but it may not have improved the likeness any.  Like someone said, "a portrait is a picture of a person where there is something not quite right about the mouth"...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Friend in Space

This is an acrylic painting on Canvas, ca 40 x 80 cm, of a small friend of the family.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Another colleague

I started another painting of a colleague, again water-based oils,  on canvas.
Size approx. 46 x 61 cm.

And semi-final version, I know I will let it sit for a while and correct some of the errors. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014


It's been a while since the last painting, maybe some regression shows.

This is another of my colleagues.

Water based Oils on Canvas, 57 x 57 cm

Here's an early stage of the same painting.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Annual self-portrait

Following the tradition of my friend Tómas, I have taken to making a portrait of myself around christmas every year.  This is the 2013 version.  I am sort of a grayish character anyway, so I didn't see any need to add colour this time.

This is drawn from a photograph, so it would't be the mirror image, flipped on its vertical axis.
This is not the face I see in the mirror.  (In fact I hardly recognize it!)