Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Welly, welly, welly, well.

Erin H posed for the drawing class as Alex from "A Clockwork Orange". Fun costume, great poses as we all tried to recall images and scenes from the movie...no one had seen in a while...some had never seen it. This pose was 15 minutes, conte and pastel.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Country Fair

Small painting...11x14. Inspired by a painting I saw many years ago at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota...I forget the artist but it was a real gem. One of the smaller works in the museum. This work, painted on masonite panel in oil.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Merle Haggard and Hobbits

I didn't think about it at the time but Merle has a little hobbit in him...a little on the short side. He's the man though. We listened to part of his "Down Every Road" boxed set last night while Ashleigh posed in hobbit attire, complete with pointy ears. Here's a 15 minute conte and pastel and a 2 minute gesture drawing. I decided to really go wild on the gestures and draw in marker instead of lead or conte.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cherry Grove

Just to prove that I occasionally get out of the studio and paint, here's a photo of me taken by my friend David Boyd. We painted recently at Cherry Grove Beach, SC. I worked on an 11x14 Masonite panel...gessoed and toned with a wash.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

God's Eyes

I don't know Josiane and her English is not perfect but her expression of praise for the OPA Regional show in Wilmington, NC (opening this Friday) is as beautiful as you'll see. She was speaking specifically about the online pictures of the show. I particularly love, "They all get God eyes inside they art". Josiane really has me eager to see this show...hope some of you can make it!
Josiane's comment:
*Those picks, do not give justice to the beauty of the paintings. I had the chance to see the exhibition yesterday. I am going back today Sunday. I hope to find open doors.
From all i have seen in Wilmington and New-York, and for many years , this is the most amazing paintings i ever seen in 10 years. Some of them reminded me of Jan Vermeer.
I thought i was a good painter compare to what I see in exhibition some times. I guess i was not looking at the right place. Mayfaire exhibition will make you wonder: ” is it a photo or a painting”. Then as you’ll get closer to the canvas…. oh my gosh…. this is oil painting !…
As a painter, I was in admiration. There are not all famous artists…. Art lover this is your chance to own the next generation of Vermeer, Degas or maybe Rembrandt….
They all get God eyes inside they art.
Merci du fond du cœur pour cette extraordinaire exposition.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Yippee Ki Yay...

October is costume month at the drawing class. Alex P came tonight as a cowgirl. 2 minute gestures shown. Drawn with a 6B lead on newsprint. 18x24 paper.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


11x14 study of dancer Robin V...this could possibly become a larger work later. From a photo shoot this summer...tutu was changed from blue to red.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Back in Action

After a week out of town, I'm back and the drawing class has resumed. Bekah R modeled tonight. Very nice job in modern dance attire. 15 minute drawing shown.