Friday, May 29, 2015
Composition aside, I played around with paint handling a lot more in this piece. There is a great deal of brush work and palette knifing that interact with each other. In many areas it may not work, but as a whole I really think this is my stand out painting and one that is leading to bigger and better things. This is also a pretty personal piece. While it isn't exactly a self-portrait, it is a truer depiction of who I am than any self-portrait I've done before.
That's all for now, but stay tuned!
Thursday, May 28, 2015
These are three 12"x12" studies done on wood. Hands have forever been the most difficult aspect of the figure for me, so this semester I made it a point to give prominence to hands in all my pieces. All three of them were also experiments in palette knife and brush combo techniques. In keeping with my thesis, these are all hands of my friends and incredible painters in their own rights.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Not going to write a lot. Going to be posting one finished image daily from school over the last year. First one is a painting I did last Spring that got into the school's Spring Show and placed 1st in the MFA figurative category. It was a major breakthrough piece for me that ultimately sealed my fate in terms of my thesis being about artists at work. The subject is one of my best friends at school, the incredible artist Theresa Morgan, caught reading a book on the model stand with all her painting supplies out and about. It was inspired when I actually caught her like this several weeks prior as I went to that room to chat with her as her class was cleaning up and leaving. She was just waiting for everyone to clear out to begin her work. The title of the painting is "Quiet" and it is 36"x24" oil on canvas. Enjoy, and as always comments are welcome :)