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2007 Part 1

April 2007

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This is a series of 11 X 14 inch paintings that I did this weekend. One did not survive the process and the canvas was scraped down.

Sketch (click image to enlarge)
In progress (click image to enlarge)
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In progress (click image to enlarge)
current status (click image to enlarge)

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waskey oil painting

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Sketch (click image to enlarge)
In progress (click image to enlarge)
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waskey oil painting
In progress (click image to enlarge)
current status (click image to enlarge)

waskey oil painting

 

 

waskey oil painting

And this poor little one just didn't want to work. So it's now a part of the past...

sketch (click image to enlarge)

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April 8th, 2007 just off the easel...

early stages of this one. You can see the progression of building the dark values, working to establish the darkest darks.

In the upper center of the image you can see a little light blob. That's the lightest light in the scene. If you look at the final image, you can see it as a highlight off the glass in the framed image.

Putting that on canvas early helps guide me: I can go no lighter than that. This painting is 16 X 20 inches, on linen.

The canvas (click image to enlarge)
Sketch (click image to enlarge)
Sketch (click image to enlarge)
In progress (click image to enlarge)
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In progress (click image to enlarge)
Sold! (click image to enlarge)

 

April 1st, 2007 just off the easel...

This piece is interesting in part because it has only has three main values, and lots of juicy darks. I needed to do a value study first to make sure I keyed everything correctly. As it is, her face may be a bit light. We'll let this one sit a bit.

Quick value study (click image to enlarge) The canvas (click image to enlarge)
Sketch (click image to enlarge) In progress (click image to enlarge)
In progress (click image to enlarge) Current status (click image to enlarge)

 

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March 2007

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UPDATE 4/15/07

A fellow artist and good friend pointed out a proportion issue with the legs that I was studiously ignoring. Once John pointed it out, I had to go back in and see if I could help the situation. Updated image added below.

UPDATE 4/7/07

I did some more work on this, and the 'final' image is added below. The additional work represents a couple of hours of painting, but you'll have to look hard to see the changes. Still, all in all, it feels "better" to me...

March 30th , 2007 just off the easel...

Okay, when I said that I had nearly finished this piece, I meant that I had another six to eight hours of painting left to do... Still, this one squeaks by as the last painting of March.

This painting is 30 X 24 inches, on canvas.

4/15/07 Updated image (click image to enlarge)

painting by jason waskey

available at Dezart Gallery

4/7/07 (click image to enlarge)
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painting by jason waskey

 

March 26th , 2007 just off the easel...

Still in progress, although I've actually nearly finished it. I'll add an update as soon as I am able. In the meantime, ignore the weird color shifts in the images...

Sketch (click image to enlarge) In progress (click image to enlarge)
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mona campbell jason waskey

 

March 25th , 2007 just off the easel...

I wasn't sure what to call this post... 'Three faces of Eve' or 'Redux Redux'

Let's just leave it at that I did a lot more work on this piece. Again.

Click here for a larger side by side comparison of the two most recent stages.

1st pass (click image to enlarge)

2nd pass (click image to enlarge)
3rd pass (click image to enlarge)

 

 

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March 19th , 2007 just off the easel...

This piece is 16 X 20 inches on linen.

When good paintings go bad...

I got a little too cute with this piece and ended up paying the price with lots of rework later on.

I wish I had more in progress shots of this, but after snapping the second picture, I didn't lift my head up again until like eight hours later.

Sketch (click image to enlarge) Sketch (click image to enlarge)
In progress (click image to enlarge)  
Oops... this is why you really have to continually measure and step back from a painting while you work on it. I completely messed up the face, and now have a lot of repainting to do...
Face rework (click image to enlarge) Current status (click image to enlarge)

March 18th , 2007 just off the easel...

This is where we are at the moment. Done enough for now (although I changed a nubbly little bit on one of the windows after I took this photo)

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March 17th , 2007 just off the easel...

This piece is 20 X 16 inches on linen. Just about two years ago I was contacted by a very nice couple who who hoping to get a commisioned piece.

I have a limited ability to accept commisions. Strictly speaking, I am not a portrait artist, I just paint lots of pictures with people in them. This couple was very understanding and we agreed that we would do a source session and see what happened.

After a long and uninteresting series of roadblocks (work and computer problems), here I am with my first foray.

This is going to be a two part progress report. The scene is complicated (lots of things that must mesh together).

Sketch (click image to enlarge) Sketch (click image to enlarge)
In progress (click image to enlarge) In progress (click image to enlarge)
Current status (click image to enlarge)  

March 11th , 2007 just off the easel...

This piece is 16 X 20 inches on linen.

Whenever I do a painting that I like, it seems as if no one else feels the same way about it. In fact sometimes it's the opposite, and paintings that I hate are crowd favorites. So I usually refrain from saying whether I like something or not. But what the heck. Let's throw caution to the wind...

I like this painting.

Sketch (click image to enlarge) Sketch (click image to enlarge)
In progress (click image to enlarge) In progress (click image to enlarge)
Current status (click image to enlarge)  

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March 4th , 2007 just off the easel...

This piece is 20 X 16 inches on linen.

I don't have much to say about this piece yet. The paint is wet enough that it doesn't photograph very well (or at least, I don't think it does).

Hopefully I'll get a better feel for where it is in the next few days.

UPDATE 3/11/07

I did a bunch of work on this, and the 'final' image is added below. This piece really doesn't want to have a good photo taken of it.

Maybe another day...

Sketch (click image to enlarge) Sketch (click image to enlarge)
In progress (click image to enlarge) In progress (click image to enlarge)
Current status (click image to enlarge)  
The true color of this piece is somewhere between the image immediately above, and what's on the left.
Sold! (click image to enlarge)
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March 3rd , 2007 just off the easel...

This piece is 11 X 14 inches on linen.

My schedule usually means that I don't get to paint my favorite subject (the figure) from life very often.

Drawing and painting from life is *incredibly* important though, so I try and do a self portrait or small still life on a regular basis.

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Jason Waskey's studio
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With my studio set up self portraits can be tricky-- I get ever changing light (my windows face East /West), and I can't really get the mirror situated where I have a good line of sight to the canvas. So often it becomes a chase-- to get the pose sort of right, to get the light sort of right. This piece developed over about three hours. I'll try and post the 'finished' piece tomorrow-- I lost the light to shoot it decently.
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Waskey at the easel
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Here's the basic finished piece. Jason waskey self portrait

 

February 2007

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February 25th , 2007 just off the easel ...

This piece is 20 X 16 inches on linen.

A note or two about this piece and the others you see... You've probably noticed there there is often a major hue shift between the images of the work in progress and the 'final' pieces. This is generally because I shoot the in progress shots at night under the lighting set up I have-- and I don't color correct for in progress stuff. When I shoot finished pieces, it's usually under completely different lighting conditions, and more accurately reflects the true colors of the painting.

Sketch (click image to enlarge) In progress (click image to enlarge)
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The final image has seen some revision along the back and shoulder in addition to what you see here.

 

February 23rd , 2007 just off the easel ...

This is where we are at the moment. Done enough for now (although I did a little more after I took this photo)

This piece is 16 X 20 inches on linen.

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painting by jason waskey

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February 20th , 2007 just off the easel ...

This one is still in progress. I'll keep you updated...

Sketch (click image to enlarge) In progress (click image to enlarge)
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February 17th , 2007 just off the easel ...

The in progress images are a little small, but the 'final' image and the detail image are worth taking a look at.

This piece is 20 X 16 inches on linen.

Sketch (click image to enlarge) In progress (click image to enlarge)
waskey newport pleasure
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newport pleasure, a painting by jason waskey

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detail (click image to enlarge)
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February 4th , 2007 just off the easel ... UPDATE

As I mentioned before, I am painting again, after a very long hiatus. There are some new images in the main gallery section that were painted in the last month or two, but the piece below is freshly finished as of today. You might note that this is a larger (16 X20) version of one of the smaller pieces I did in November.

UPDATE 2/17/07

Often when I say 'done' I mean 'I'm actually still working on this piece-- check back later.' I've added the newest revisions for your perusal.

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Westlake Center, a painting by jason waskey

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