Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Large commissioned painting of St. Marys harbor(Georgia) in 1815. British ships anchored near Cumberland Island. Painting is underway...shown unfinished. At 6' X 4' this one takes over the studio. It's larger than my largest board so it hangs over the edges. Once I'm close to being finished, I'll stretch it on to a stretcher frame and finish the edges.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Several years ago I was commissioned by Brach Candies to paint Santa for a box of fruit snacks. They also ran the same image on a tin of peppermints. The candy he was holding was changed according to the package. I painted just the Santa here...someone else doing the graphics and lettering. As many artists are, I was inspired somewhat by Haddon Sundbloms renditions of Santa for Coke. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The delightful Ashley V posed for our final drawing class of 2009. We listened to Bob Dylan's Christmas CD as well as Jimmy Buffet's. A great spread of Christmas goodies made it a party. Good turnout for a stormy December night. Drawing shown is 10 minutes, conte and pastel. Best wishes to Ashley in 2010 as she embarks on a new adventure, marriage!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Erin in red dress and boots in a reclining pose from a slight angle. I have a tendency to want to draw poses like this from a direct side vantage point but I stayed put tonight and took on the angled view...glad I did. I think it adds interest in a pose that might be a little flat otherwise. Good poses and good drawings all class long. 15 minutes $225
Friday, December 4, 2009
We did not have drawing class this week so I had no post but this is a recent conte and pastel drawing done in the studio from a series of photos of dance model Chelsea S. An online friend was interested in a similar, previous drawing that had already sold so I did this one for her to consider.