Friday, May 22, 2009

Maiden Flight

I'm still working on a title for this painting of young dancer Madison. Painting is pretty much finished except for a couple of small detials. "Maiden Flight", "On Untested Wing", "First Flight", "Little Bird"??

Atlanta Life Class

I finally made it back to the Atlanta life drawing's been a long time. The model was Ann...great, visible bone structure and muscle groups. Drawings shown are 15 minutes or so. Conte and pastel.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Night Life Drawing

Model Tiffany is back in town from college and posed tonight in a colorful, batikish, tie-dyeish dress and straw hat....lots of fun! This pose was 12 minutes. It has a quick, fresh feel to the pastel...not overworked. Figure is 14" tall.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Work in progress of young dance model Madison. She's holding an empty bird nest and looking up(at the baby bird that has just flown away). There is still a possibility that I may show the bird(s) as was my first intention but I like the idea that they've already gone?? 24 X30

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Night Life Drawing

Young model, Kate, in a soft blue dance dress. Nice poses. 15 minute drawings. The lower pose was difficult for the model to hold...tough on the back...she had to move a good bit to keep comfortable. It made it difficult to keep things in proportion but I like the loose quality and the turn of the head.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Child's Hand

I was recently asked to give someone a price on a drawing of their child's hands. This was a first but I really like the idea of it. It's a step above the plaster cast they bring home from kindergarten and can be a beautiful study. Hands are very unique to the individual even down to the shape of the fingernails. I've not received the commission yet but here is a study I did several years ago from a painting by Bouguereau..."Child at Bath". Oil on canvas...8X10.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday Night Life Drawing

Some nights you struggle to come up with a good drawing...that's not good when you're doing a demo. Oh well...I did like this one. Bracey(my daughter) in a seated pose...15 minutes I think. Close up of the feet area. I find the feet easier than the hands to draw but only slightly. A foot turned so that you see the bottom is more challenging than one in a more normal position. If you have trouble with an area such as feet, draw them over and over until you figure things out...of course, you'll never fully figure things out but you'll certainly improve and gain confidence.