Looking towards Granite Dells

This painting I did yesterday, from up the hill behind my house again. It has been a long time I used a palette knife, it was interesting, though I think I have been enjoying using a brush better. Now only if I can figure out how to use one!…

Saturday morning Life Drawing- Noel

Yesterday our model was Noel. Very sweet guy and yet just sculpted. It was a lot of fun to draw him as you could see every muscle and bone. All surface goodies things you learn while studying Anatomy while never see. So this was a "treat" shall…

Looking East-Winter-5pm

Another one from the gorgeous view that you get when you climb up the hill behind our house. It just about a 360 degree panoramic view. From Bill Williams mountain in the north to the San Francisco peaks at the base of which Flagstaff is situated.…

Orchids

I always tend to kill orchids. It's sad because I love them and I have looked up on how to take care of them, but they just don't survive. But I will keep trying. These ones some friends brought over for me a couple of months ago and they are…

Granite Mountain Again

Another view of the mountain. I picked a spot where these really soft and fluffy looking plants were growing right in front of it. The interesting thing about them was how they glowed against the drab winter landscape. 10" x 8" oil on gessoed…

Moonrise

A very quick, perhaps a 15-20 minute painting, en plein air, trying to catch the colors of dusk with a full moon rising. It was an amazing evening. You could see the bands of colors in the sky rising out of the earth. 8"x10" oil on panel

Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain 14" x 11" oil on panel © 2014 Srishti Wilhelm Click here to view or purchase I'm revisiting this tall huge chunk of granite that is behind my  house, yet again. It just never ceases to amaze me with its grandeur…

Thumb Butte, Day 13, 30 in 30

After the figure painting session this morning, I actually also did a plein air (phew!), I am behind and I need to catch up. So here are the efforts... I am happy with it overall. I feel like I got a teeny bit closer to the look and feel that…

Natalie (part 1), Day 13, 30 in 30

Figure painting session today again (yay!), and our model for today (and the next two Mondays) was Natalie. It's never enough, you want to keep painting and 3 hours go by so fast! This painting is 18" x 24" is size. oil on canvas panel I…

Saturday morning life drawing, Day 11, 30 in 30

Saturday morning life drawing session, and I feel like my eye-hand coordination is getting better. I was really happy today with the hands and feet I drew, have always struggled with them but finally feel like I am back up to par. Here are…