Thursday, March 29, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle 2

Working on a painting of dancer Emily T from an earlier life drawing. Dark blue dress covered with sparkles or sequins of some sort. I made it a brighter blue. Love the pose...knew it was going to be good when she took it. The painting is 20x24, a little smaller than normal but I'm trying to build up a body of smaller works...always good to have a less expensive option for buyers. It can also be better for limited wall space. Not sure I'm 100% finished but I'll look at it for a while see. As usual, the darker works are difficult to shoot and this one is no exception.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beach Girl

This beautiful child was named, in part, after Grayton Beach, FL. She is shown there in this recent portrait. Portraits continue to be the most challenging subject for me to paint. They combine my love of painting people with my background of painting commissioned subjects. This one is 24x30...makes me want to head for the coast!

Monday, March 12, 2012

AP Night

Four AP art students from local schools joined us in the drawing class was a great crowd...glad they were there. Laura H did an outstanding job posing...bright yellow, flowing costume. Some nice drawings were the result. The reclining pose shown is one of those poses dancers will take sometime that most ordinary humans couldn't manage to get into much less get out of. They can be challenging to draw as they don't follow normal proportions and if you're not careful, it might look like you've really lost all ability to draw the figure. I'm glad to say, after the 15 minute pose was over, she had no trouble moving on to the next pose.