Monday, July 29, 2013

A tale of two Caitlins

Worked with a new model named Caitlin today.  One of my best all around sessions, so I'm happy with how almost everything turned out.  These are some 1-minutes

Now on to some 5's

I think this next one is a 10-minute

A 20

Long pose in oils.  

This next painting was done in my friend John Atura's class a couple weeks ago.  The model was the other Caitlin who I've worked with before.  It seems models named Caitlin tend to be pretty damn good.  Mental note made...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Life Drawing... today and last week

Here's my batch of better open studio drawings from last week and this afternoon.  Last week we had Robert Fortunato.

Today we had the lovely Erica, one of my favorites and always a pleasure to work with.  These are in order for the most part from 1's to the long pose at the end.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Booty Shot

Today we had the lovely Caitlin as our model for open studio.  This was subsequently my favorite drawing from the day's output and the one she proclaimed "Oh!  Booty shot!" hence the title of this post.  Because I'm nothing if not highly clever :P

Anyway, it was a 5 minute drawing.  The next five pages were 1-minutes...

Next two are 20s

and this last one an hour

All in all I had a pretty good day.  The best drawing in my opinion was that initial 5-minute and I gradually became more timid with the longer poses.  I have to work on that.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Some drawings

Hi all.  It's been a while since I've posted anything new.  In the spirit of keeping this short so I can go play with paint the first drawing is the preliminary for a "white" painting.  The model's name is Emily and has become something of a muse for me, so there will likely be a number of pieces of her this summer before I go to San Francisco.  

This next drawing is a quick self portrait I did from life on plate finish bristol, a surface I haven't worked on in years.  The smoothness is really nice and I certainly miss it except for those instances where the graphite stains the paper where there's an oil smudge or too much erasing.  Other than that, methinks I'm in love.