Monday, May 23, 2011

Girl by the Window

Painting of young model Mary N. This is a situation where I did not know the family very well but felt compelled to paint this child. Many times I've seen someone that I wanted to paint, for various reasons, but did not approach them...always regretful. This is one of several I have planned of this model. The painting ended up being a little more "portrait-like" than I planned but I love the pose, expression and setting. Also love the contrast between the darker, somewhat somber background and her vibrant, colorful dress. 24x30

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

White on White

12 minute sketch of dance model Sarah from last nights class. All white tutu and leotard. Might do a longer study of this later...some other nice poses were inspiring as well. Conte and pastel.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Progress Continues

I'm going to sit on this one for a while and decide what else it needs. I'm mostly happy with it but it will get some more detail work later. Still working on a title..."Charging an Unseen Enemy"..."Into the Unknown"...something will come to me. 30x48 oil. See other interpretive art paintings that I've done at:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Civil War Show

I've been working on pieces for a show of my Civil War work in September. It will be here in Newnan at the Visual and Performing Arts Centre. Most of this type of work is for commission so I don't have much of it on hand at any given time. I'm working on several large new works just for this show, a handful of smaller works and I'll be borrowing two or three commissioned works. This is part of the commemoration of the 150 anniversary of the war. Newnan,like many small towns was directly touched by the conflict with a local cavalry battle and many, many wounded and dead brought into town to the temporary hospitals that were in homes, businesses, churches etc. The image shown is a confederate infantry unit charging into a heavy cloud of smoke. The image is unfinished. When the soldiers are mostly finished, I'll obscure part of them with the smoke. 30x48.