Category Archives: OBITER PICTA

Yellow Flower

Because they are so very colorful, it is natural that one would like to paint flowers. Here the additions of interlacings of greens add a fillip!

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Obiter Picta: EYES

When I was teaching myself to do decent oil portraits, I found that getting the eyes right was the hardest part for me.  So I began to do ‘eye exercises’, and after a while, as the eyes came out looking … Continue reading

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Hitman in watercolor

I know I did not do this one from out of my head, but when I was experimenting with watercolors I used to do a lot of copying from artwork in magazines, books and book covers – I have the … Continue reading

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Lemon Triad

When I was doing a lot of still lifes lemons for some reason quite fascinated me.  Though I never really could paint lemons exactly the way I saw them in my mind’s eye, the composition of this oil is almost … Continue reading

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Six Colored Balloons

Here is some more from my experiments in airbrush technique (which I feel I never really did master and sort of dropped).  But these balloons are huggable (I think!), and I’m sure you’ll appreciate my ‘intellectualization’ of colors here.  Right?  … Continue reading

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Three circles

This is just a whimsical piece, without consequence, some colorful fun … during my brief airbrush phase!

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Still life: Apple – Bread – Glass

Although I wish I were a superb draftsman (like, say, a Rembrandt or an Ingres or a Neal Adams – yeah, you wish!), even when you do your oils from photographic materials, you still really do need to know how … Continue reading

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