Monday, March 28, 2011

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo and all that jazz

A special night at the drawing class. Actress Laura B posed in costume as Cinderella. Several poses as "peasant Cinderella" and two in a ball gown and crown. After posing, she sang "In my own little corner" a cappella. That's what I'm talking about!
Shown are two "peasant Cinderella" drawings...approx 15 minutes. My favorites from the night. Now, as if that wasn't enough, get this...Laura was proposed to, as Cinderella, on stage, by Prince Charming...for real, this past Saturday night! She said yes. This is the kind of stuff you miss if you're not coming to the Monday Night Drawing class.
$250 each. $400 pair.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Final on the 30x40 painting of dance model, Robin V. Strong mood in this one when viewed in person. The minimal use of color and background give the figure more impact. Still has a reverence about it but I chose not to call it "Penitence" or anything along those lines...went with "Hidden" instead...referring to the unknown thoughts or emotions of the subject. Click on image to see a larger file.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Return of the Fern

No, that's not the title of a low budget Sci-fi movie, that refers to the tutu that our model had on last night. New dance model Sarah Ann posed for the drawing class in a borrowed tutu that I had previously called "the fern". She did a great job. I liked this drawing...12 minutes, conte and pastel. I also like the outfit...very nice.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Praying Ballerina

In progress painting of Robin V. Large, 30x40. Under-painting shown. I've thrown a frame on it just to see how it frames up with something big. Trying to finish it for next week's art walk here in Newnan. Looks sort of "prayerful" but I'm not sure what the title is going to be.

Better Than Da Vinci

I recently spoke to an exceptional group of kids at Elm St Elementary. I showed art school work, early illustrations, recent illustrations and some fine art pieces. This is always a good time and you never know what you'll be asked or what comments you might get. One observant student declared that I was better than Da Vinci...well, I'm paraphrasing a bit, but I'm going with it.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

LaGatta Studies

John LaGatta, 1894-1977, was a superb draftsman of the figure. I'm not sure if there was ever anyone better. Awesome illustrator/artist. Here are a couple of quick studies that I did from drawings of his. There is much to learn from those whose work you admire and the best way to study the subtleties, for me at least, is through studies. These are conte and pastel.
Dancer- $285
Woman in Yellow- SOLD

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Looking Back

Another scene, nearly finished, from the Alcott community, near Bishopville, SC. As I was going down this particular dirt road, I turned around and saw this scene...I told my wife, whoa...look at that. I almost missed it...sometimes, it pays to "look back".

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Black Creek Show

The show in Hartsville opened Thursday night to a big crowd. Many old friends and family were there as well as art enthusiasts from the area. The Black Creek Arts group did a great job setting up the art and providing food and drink. I was proud to be in the show with my grandmother, aunt, parents, brothers, children, nephews, and niece! The show will be up through most of April if you're in the area. Hartsville, SC.