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    The 6 week sprint

    I've decided to stop dinking around and put in some serious work. I've made myself a little schedule, that I will try to follow. It breaks down about like this per week:

    plien air 12
    still life 10
    studio LS 5
    Master Study landscape 3
    photo Landscape study 1.5
    master study(figure) 2
    self portrait 2

    That's bout 35 hours a week, and leaves me enough time to squeeze in my full time job, exercise and eating.

    Here's my first day. Two master studies, a photo and a plein air.

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    That sounds like an excellent plan, and the products are looking pretty good so far (particularly the last image, I think)! Good luck sticking to it through the six weeks.

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    Thanks nolarc. It will be tough, especially trying not to veg out on TV at night. That thing is evil.

    Here is my work from yesterday, 2 still life studies, then the start of a larger (11x14) one.

    I've started painting at 6:20am today, a pretty good start. Now it's break time, going to take a bike ride than back at it.

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    Yesterdays work.
    I need to get a new camera, or learn how to use this one. Glare drives me crazy.

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    nice colors. I also like what you paint, instead of the usual monsters and weirdos.

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    Nice studies. The plan is brutal and sound, and I can't wait to see where you get to once you are finished with it. Keep up the good work!

    I really like your colors, fresh yet realistic.

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    Thanks wjrmonkey, and Nightblue. I like bright color, sometimes i go gray, but I like it spicy too.

    Here's yesterdays work, I started a new still life, yellow green blue this time. Did a little portrait, I don't how that happened, it wasn't on the schedule!

    Got out a little later in the day and did a plein air. I was going to do 2 dang it. Oh well.

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    Here is yesterdays effort. I got really frustrated with that stupid bottle. I'm going to let this dry for awhile before I fix it, or burn it.

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    Some more work on the still life and a couple of plien airs.

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    Keep going mate and dont forget about some refreshing breaks.

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    K.Polak

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    good work so far. i esspecialy like the bottle and lemon painting.. nice colors

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    Thanks guys. I take plenty of breaks, I can't work for more than 2 hours without losing serious focus. I've been a little busy, and today I'm looking at getting a car with better mpg. That'll take some hours.

    Finished the still life, had another session on a previous plein air, and did a couple of arm studies. I'd make a really bad model, holding still just kills me. I think I'm a little fidgety.

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    I only did one thing friday, but I got a car. W00t! This is from a photo.


    Saturday morning, master study, and torso from life.



    Then, a MS landscape, and a handfull of plein airs. I had fun with the pen drawing, I used to draw with a ball point all the time, and now I hardly ever do. I think I'll do some more. And maybe some pen with tonal wash drawings.





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    Still life, 16x20.

    Some closeups:


    Figure, from photos:



    Landscape from photo:

    Landscape from life:

    some quick still life:





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    Those last still lifes are good, particulary for quick studies. Good colour perception.

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    Thanks K. A cool thing about lemons/oranges is that their flesh is translucent. So you can play with the light shining through.

    Here are some more quick still life studies. Carrots and Zucchini this time. I had a hard time mixing the carrot color for some reason.




    A bit larger/longer of a still life

    This guy is from a photo.

    Landscape from life




    And a studio landscape from the above study.


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    Good idea! Never tought on planning the studies like this...

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    Carlos: I've really only started doing it recently. Now I feel like I can't do enough of them!

    This is what I've done the last few days.

    A studio landscape:

    Master Study landscapes:



    Landscape from life




    This weekend I spent about 10 hours on a 16x20 still life that I can't decide if I should scrap it or keep working on it.

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    Excellent studies, they are looking awesome. You should go paint a picture of your new car, it is a still life after all ;-)

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    Thanks RandAlThor. I'd paint my car, but it's not very pimp. I got a base saturn. Good for the mpg, but not exactly a babe magnet!

    I went on a camping/painting trip to Orcas Island, WA. It is freaking beautiful up there!

















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    sick paints dude, if recently getting more into plein air's myself, so its inspirational to see these. are these acrylic or oils?

    keep up the dedication

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    doing great!

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    really nice color sketches, great work with Traditional techniques!
    i like it! keep it up!
    cheers

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    awsome studies! wanna see such beautiful landscapes too!

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