Monday, January 14, 2013

works in progreso

I really just want to get to the easel, but I want to keep with my goal to update my blog at least once a week.  Since last week was a dud, I'll be posting more work later on in the week to make up for it.  In the mean time here are two paintings I started this weekend.  Top one is 25 1/2" x 22" on Arches oil paper (love this stuff) and the bottom is 18" x 24" paper mounted on masonite.

Friday, January 4, 2013


Moderated the first open studio for the Montclair Art Museum's Free First Thursdays.  There was quite a tremendous turnout and it was a fun time had by all.  The model was the lovely Tina and I'm posting my favorite drawing from the evening.

Next drawing is one I started several months ago when I hired a model named Krystal.  I got a good chunk of it done from life but my budget ran out.  Finishing the rest from reference.  

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Another drawing from last Sunday's open studio.  This model is Louis, a fairly built gentleman and a lot of fun to draw.  I lightly sketched in the gesture and shadow shapes with my HB, blocked in the major forms with a light dusting of pan pastel, and finally got to modeling the form with an 8B pencil.  Like Robert the week before, I didn't get to finish this drawing but will be working from reference to complete it.