Wednesday, December 14, 2011

zooming in

Two recent paintings of the figure where I focused in on about 1/4 of their bodies to look for "landscapes" within their forms.
(acrylic on canvas paper, 16x20)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

touches of textiles

Tara decided to emulate a pose from an Egon Schiele piece, where the model was wearing boots and was partially wrapped in fabric. This is one version of the model in that pose, although not the exact piece that was in the Schiele book:

And here is Tara recreating the pose:

And here is my interpretation of it:

I like that Tara took on this pose and incorporated some textiles to add to the "drama" of the scene.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Back to Basics

Focusing in on a model's back, paying attention to muscles, bone, volume, light, shadow...

Acrylic on canvas, 16x20

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Brown-eyed Girl

This painting is hot off the presses and is going to be in The Soundry's member show (opening this weekend). The model had deep brown eyes and I tried to paint her playfully as Van Morrison's lyrics ran through my head.

acrylic on canvas, 16x20

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

back to charcoal

i am going to mix it up some more with different media. i am in an acrylic rut. i feel like i need to do some more drawing. so here is a charcoal piece i did last night. there are some pastel highlights.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

two for one

at a recent session, we started with quick, 5-minute gesture drawings, and then a series of 30-minute poses. in this painting, one of the gesture drawings became the background - the shoulders and chest that you can see. on top of that i painted the model in her longer pose. i kind of like the outcome.