Thursday, December 31, 2009

WIP Stage 3- December 30, 2009

Sure am loving linen and oil ground. Can't believe I waited this long to experiment with it...actually, I can due to cost and preparation. Yet another damn investment...great.

Monday, December 28, 2009

WIP Stage 1- December 28, 2009

First time painting on linen/oil ground. Using Utrecht's primed panel. Pretty much just a little sketch. While blocking in shapes/laying paint, the tooth of the linen wore down my bristle bright to a sharp angle. Shitty. Such a good brush...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sassy study


Well that was a hell of an exercise. Shot pic from iPhone, then on toned sketchbook, charcoal pencil and white pastel pencil, blending with tortillions.
It's ok I suppose. Really, really need to draw more. Really, really.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Signed show card


Signed show card, originally uploaded by Riko Colin Chock.

Femke Hiemstra
"Hello Dachshund!"
Roq La Rue

Signed Rock Candy book

Signed Rock Candy book
Femke Hiemstra
"Hello Dachshund!"
Roq La Rue

Monday, November 30, 2009

WIP Stage 2, November 30, 2009

11x14 oil on panel

Trying to do this the CORRECT way. Gridded the drawing/photo. Scale is off, faked it....poorly. Need a proportion scale. Miss those so much....

Drawing in prismacolor, First grisaille thinned with Gamsol only. Second session (today) using thinned down Stand, Damar, Turps.

Ugh.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

WIP November 27, 2009


WIP November 27, 20090, originally uploaded by Riko Colin Chock.

Completely reworked this. Trying to figure out this underpainting thing. Using the stand, damar, turps recipe with Japan drier. NOT the Venice turps one...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

WIP November 19, 2009


, originally uploaded by Riko Colin Chock.

Complete rework. Years old painting with LIquin. Now using Stand, damar, turps, Japan drier. Think I"m figuring it out. Really hope I'm not using too much drier.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

…dammit…

I'm still so amazed at how much bone loss there is.

Monday, August 31, 2009


, originally uploaded by Riko Colin Chock.

Linocut and watercolor
August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ignore Everybody

and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

Awesome read! Another to add to purchase list

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Viva Nellie!


Nellie and I, originally uploaded by Riko Colin Chock.

Rest in Peace

A night out with Noel in Honolulu. I probably puked shortly after this photo was taken.

Friday, March 27, 2009


, originally uploaded by Riko Colin Chock.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


, originally uploaded by Riko Colin Chock.

Friday, March 13, 2009


, originally uploaded by Riko Colin Chock.

Monday, March 2, 2009