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Hi, I accidentally discovered Marks videos on Youtube the other night and was deeply inspired to join this great art site. I'm not a professionally trained artist but have always desired to be. Unfortunately it was more difficult to find this kind of training several decades ago and so my only option was to self train with the help of books. I've learned a lot through the years and I'm hoping to further develop my skills through Mark's courses and from other aspiring artists here! Hoping for the best to all of you and vive le'art!
Here's a recent portrait study using the usual limited palette. In this particular study I attempted to get the values more accurate at least as they appeared on the photograph. The eyes presented th… (View Post)
This painting (17" x 22" oil on canvas) was made as a study in light. I'm hoping to make a larger version which will be more carefully painted. The background was not fully developed here as it is j… (View Post)
I thought it might be interesting to share a couple of paintings I came across the other day. The artist in this case is Walter Ernest Webster, British artist 1877- 1959. I hadn't seen his work befor… (View Post)
Here's two figure drawings from some years ago. The photos aren't that good so I apologize for the slightly blurry quality. Both were created with a reddish prismacolor pencil, one having the highlig… (View Post)