Wednesday, January 25, 2012


This is just bit of a preview of a couple paintings in the works. The first one is a small head study of my dancer friend Cara. I'm going for a somewhat tighter finish than I have attempted in quite a while with this one and it is currently on the second pass of paint. It is oils on a quadruple primed and blue tinted piece of really rigid cardboard.
This second painting is a bit larger, 20x30 inches I believe, and it is Cara once again. Her pose came as a result of one of those moments whilst checking my camera for settings or to check out previous shots and the model takes a lovely, relaxed, and perfectly natural pose without any direction from me. So I quickly shot it before it went away. This is a couple night's worth of work. I know the values on the face need to pushed a bit more than I have, but the light really is shining brightly on her in that shot. I'll probably glaze it back tomorrow and re-establish the hierarchy.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

First post of 2012

In lieu of this being humanity's last year on earth, I am hoping to post more frequently. But knowing me that's probably not gonna happen. Anywho, first three drawings are of a lovely young dancer I had the pleasure of working with back in December named Cara. I didn't really have a clear idea of what I wanted to shoot other than the figure in motion and just get some good poses of a dancer. So that is that. I realize her hair is way too big in the third drawing, but that'll be fixed. The 4th drawing is from my last portraiture class at GCA with the model Vasilia(sp). Greatly enjoyed the class and learned a lot but I think my atelier days are over. Enjoy!