These are some other paintings I have been working on. I try to work with a model whenever I can because it is good practice. I've bee trying to use more color in my figural renderings, and its hard but I think everything is working out OK so far. I just started using a new glaze for the shadows that i like a lot (thanks Sue) and I think it will really help the finished product. The painting on the left is more abstract. I used palette knife for the majority of the paint application. There are references to figures in the lower half, which got mixed reviews during my critique. I like them though, i like the implied depth they bring to the painting, which otherwise comes off as quite flat. This painting is playing with the perspective of the viewer similar to my other ones, however, it uses completely different means to accomplish that task. I liked using the palette knife though, and I plan to incorporate that thick paint application in my other work. Anyway, thats all for now, more to come soon.