Alter-ego: The Snake Charmer

Here is the first assignment from my oil painting class. Our task was to define an alter-ego for ourselves, and to paint our likeness on this fantasy identity. I decided that my alter-ego would be an exotic snake charmer, hiding from the dessert sun in her lavish arabian, or maybe Egyptian palace. My alter-ego would Read more about Alter-ego: The Snake Charmer[…]

Oil Paint Practice Piece: Glazes.

I have another practice painting to post! This is the same self portrait of myself that I did monochromatically, but this time, I am using colored glazes to build up the painting. I started on a white gessoed board, and put in the darks with a thin layer of fairly dry raw umber, kind of Read more about Oil Paint Practice Piece: Glazes.[…]