Art: Painting Mini-Dump, Oil!
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 33
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Providence, RI
    Posts
    259
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 61 Times in 43 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Painting Mini-Dump, Oil!

    Hey, here's some of the painting I've been doing lately. I'll call it a mini-dump but there should really be more to it. it's not the illustration stuff that I'd like to be doing, but it's been really good painting practice. And hey, I'm just out of school so I've got to make some money.

    These are all oil on board, between 8x8 and 12x18, feedback welcome...

    Attached Images Attached Images            
    Last edited by RobRey; November 21st, 2006 at 12:17 AM.
    Website - www.RobReyArt.com

    Sketchbook - Blog - CA
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    690
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 36 Times in 29 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nice nice, no crits here im loving ur brushwork very clean

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    170
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Ah, amazing. Your brushwork is sweet and inspiring mister, thank you! Very nice and clear colours! Keep up the good work!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    CT, USA
    Posts
    2,452
    Thanks
    110
    Thanked 1,082 Times in 231 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    that first one is absolutely sensational!
    i also like the last portrait a lot.

    - Dan Dos Santos
    www.dandossantos.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Providence, RI
    Posts
    259
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 61 Times in 43 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks DS! I was at the demo you did at risd in may. it was very helpful to see the way you apply paint, made me realize I was using too much medium.

    Website - www.RobReyArt.com

    Sketchbook - Blog - CA
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Gilbert Arizona
    Posts
    3,030
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 163 Times in 136 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    These are great. I love that spoon. The colors are convincing yet bright and juicy.

    Gilead Artist on Facebook and Twitter
    website
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    651
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hot damn.. I really like that first portrait and that first still life. Loving how you got the ground coming through that brushwork.

    www.callicuttart.com

    Sketch

    I am available for freelance work.



    Irisia- A graphic novel
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Paderborn, Germany
    Posts
    820
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 75 Times in 74 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,447
    Thanks
    674
    Thanked 484 Times in 315 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Absolutely beautifull. I also used to do a lot of oils back in the school there..
    Stars from me.
    Cheers,

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    stuttgart, (sindelfingen)
    Posts
    1,211
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked 48 Times in 34 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    inspiring...

    ▄▀▄▀▄▀■ - GORILLA ARTFARE - ■▀▄▀▄▀▄
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    670
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    really great paintings!!
    -but do you photograph all of your models in the same light?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,287
    Thanks
    219
    Thanked 167 Times in 106 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really like the first one also. That spoon feels like a spoon.

    This painting style is really making me wonder about edges. Most of the notable hard edges are the small darkest areas, such as shadow lines, where the objects meet the table... or corner of the lips, nostils and so on. But your light areas have hard edges but feel softer because of complmentary colors? Is the only places you ever purposely soften with a brush the contour of the face or hair? Do you wait till the end of the painting to conciously think about and soften those edges?

    Great stuff man, hope to see more!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Providence, RI
    Posts
    259
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 61 Times in 43 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks all,

    Arne S. - The portraits have the same lighting only because they're comissions an I'm trying to make sure the client gets what they're expecting after seeing my current portfolio, which has a lot of that lighting. Also, the last three were a set for a single client.

    Bowlin - The lighter hard edges probably feel softer because there is less contrast between the colors. These paintings represent some of my newest stuff since I discovered and have been working more closely with edges. so the last portraits show where I was just getting a hold of them, focusing mostly on the sides of the head. I'm still working on getting all the edges the way they should be, still need some work there - good critique! but I don't just wait till the end, I develop them along with everything else.

    Website - www.RobReyArt.com

    Sketchbook - Blog - CA
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #14
    asoir's Avatar
    asoir is offline Registered User Level 16 Gladiator: Spartacus' Retiarii
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    4,915
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 28 Times in 21 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Colours are incredibly vibrant and correct...super refreshing.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    In my own thoughts.
    Posts
    1,340
    Thanks
    433
    Thanked 551 Times in 248 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Some very nice work in here.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Bryan, TX
    Posts
    332
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    These are very nice paintings - they have a real sense of life. It seems most of your work is 'upbeat' in that most of the subjects have a warm light that really brings the color out. What did you think of RISD?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #17
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Stuttgart-Germany
    Posts
    521
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nice stuff. i hope i can paint like this one day

    hehe

    no serious... absolutly amazing!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    101
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Top notch brushwork as stated above.

    The spoon (and it's reflection on the table) are really nicely done.

    One crit - and you might never change this if it's your thing - it's all a bit high chroma. Now I love bright colours but these are really saturated, they're a bit heavy on the eye. Maybe I'm just getting old.

    Superb painting anyway!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #19
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Providence, RI
    Posts
    259
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 61 Times in 43 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    good to hear the crits!

    bhuddistmonk - RISD taught me very well how to think and develop my ideas and illustration concepts and gave me a good sense of all aspects of the art world. However, most of what I know about painting is knowlegde aquired from outside sources, RISD's painting classes are a little weak. Personally, I think this worked very well for me, you can read a book to learn how to paint, but it's hard to find one that will teach you how to develop your own personal ideas and thinking.

    Website - www.RobReyArt.com

    Sketchbook - Blog - CA
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #20
    Elwell's Avatar
    Elwell is offline Sticks Like Grim Death Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,212
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,666 Times in 5,020 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    That first portrait is absolutely aces.


    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,354
    Thanks
    87
    Thanked 39 Times in 30 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nice stuff, very precise.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Pasadena, CA
    Posts
    3,535
    Thanks
    236
    Thanked 307 Times in 195 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I agree with Elwell, that first portrait is captivating! Good work!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #23
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Suomi
    Posts
    451
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great work. Especially the first one has a brilliant color scheme.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    sexy ass san francisco
    Posts
    1,205
    Thanks
    382
    Thanked 286 Times in 92 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    ugh, gorgeous oil works.

    Makes me want to drop my wacom pen right now, and paint!

    The bold brush strokes make these very peaceful paintings seem so much more dynamic. good job.

    ¡Que Viva El Concept Art Atelier!


    [Website]

    [Blog]

    [ Sketchbook! (old) ]
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    great sculpting with the brush=)

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    England UK
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I love the first print, i think the expressive style of painting and warm choice of colours and trivial subject make it a really attractive piece

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #27
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    77
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 24 Times in 10 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Painting can say lots of thing, even though it is simple objects like your painting.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    795
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    cant stop lookin at that spoon...
    Have to agree with the others - the first portrait looks effortless compared to the others

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #29
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    York County, PA
    Posts
    386
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Really top notch work Rob, man I love seeing all those brush strokes. Really a pleasure to look at. And the way your bouncing color around, especially in the first two, is really fun to see! Thanks for posting.

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    This stuff is beautiful. All that paint makes each canvas look as if it's pregnant. Heavy, brimming with life.

    I think you balance that fullness the best in the second piece. The vague, almost starved, light background presents an excellent contrast to the vibrancy of the mugs. And you've highlighted it really well be placing the white mug behind the others. The transition is smooth but punctuated.
    And then the teabag in the bottom left gives it a little twist. The background is empty of subject matter and light in rendering, the two foreground cups are dense in subject matter and heavy in rendering, but that sad little teabag combines a shriveled subject matter with a full rendering. A synthesis of the contrasted ideas. Totally cool.

    I'd have to agree that the first portrait is definitely the best. Especially the hints of red and orange in the shadow. They draw the eye in deeper.

    I think the last three pieces lack as much depth. The blue secondary lighting is a bit too much, it distracts the viewer and keeps the eye on the surface of the form. Of the three I like that last one the best. Rather than confronting us with an obvious light source, the lighting simply suggests a window off to the right.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •