Thursday, June 30, 2011

Baby Bump

A first for the drawing class...the model was "with child", about 6 months or so I believe. Ashleigh V, excellent as always. Shown here in a side view, seated. 15 minutes, conte and pastel.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Location Studies

Been in the Myrtle Beach area for a couple of weeks...R&R and some plein air painting. We went up to Sunset Beach NC one day and I painted an 11x14 study of the marsh area. It was hot but our location was in the shade and a good breeze kept it comfortable. A fawn ran by at one point and checked my work out...didn't stay long enough for me to get a photo. The dunes were painted down the coast at Huntington Beach State Park. We set up on the beach and I turned around and painted this 11X14 study of the dunes.
$350 each.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mary's World

Detail of a 30x40...early stages. Mary N with large globe. A chair and part of a window will be visible. She is looking toward the window. I'll show some progression on this one and a final shot later on.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dark Side of the Tutu

New model, dance instructor, Katie M posed for the class tonight. We listened to some Pink Floyd. Excellent poses...nice, black tutu. I really liked my angle on this pose even though I might have liked to have been back a bit and a tad higher. Model was sitting on a stool, leaning against the bar, away from my vantage point. I think it's a winner. 15 minutes, conte and pastel.
Only $225.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mr. Blue

New painting of dancer Chelsea S in a sky blue tutu...aka blutu. I also just heard ELO on Pandora, hence the title of this entry. Smaller painting than normal for me...18x24. Similar background to a recent painting..."Hidden". Full art and detail shown.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Etsy Highlight

One of my favorite life drawings in recent years. This 15 minute conte and pastel of dance model Chelsea S has really nice form and lines. I like pretty much everything about it. Did a painting from this pose but it lost something in the translation. See more original drawings for sale at: