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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Searching for the "Big Truth"

Below is a close-up of my last nude figure from Adv Figure Painting.. it's too tight, has no edge hierarchy or color harmony and the paint is thin.. one more week on it and we'll see where I get to!!




just a quick under 2 total hour head study of tracie..


Most of these gestures are from Glenn Orbik's heads and figures classes I am now taking on tuesdays.. that Big Truth thing is something George Bridgman talked a lot about with his students I am told.. I have very little handle on the gesture side of things but will do my loomis, bridgman and fixler ( and orbik) practice in the mean time.. there is hope.. ..

below about 2 mins each..

also two mins except for the one on the right.. form SOMArts.. about 20 mins..
head studies from Glen's about 5 minutes - the one on the right about an hour a bit less.. I am happy w/that one!
below from henry's sat class last week..
older gestures on the left.. newer ( tuesday 4 21 09) on the right..

Saturday, April 11, 2009

a few new paintings !

Clothed Figure painting homework 16 x 20.. about 20 - 25 hours..


Head close-up in corrected light ( and with my hot sheise camera!


This is Gregory - from clothed figure painting w/Zhao Ming Wu. I think I'm finally feeling a bit more comfortable in his class ( in awe of the guy mostly so I'm a spaz-like wingnut in there).. He was really pleased w/this painting so.. I am over at least a small moon.. 16 x 20 canvas.. about 7 total hours I guess.. didn't finish the one hand..






these are a little out there but we started doing "extreme color" in quick studies and.. well I like these two ( the other one is not dry enough so still at school.. two great models - Becca below - 25 minutes and..


Eliza with super red hair.. happy w/these ! (sold!)


Saturday, April 4, 2009

the struggle, the darkness, the naked ( the clothed)..

Below is a 45 min from quick studies.. on masonite board.. really kind of dig it for all its flaws..
oh these first 3 paintings were done w/ little or no drawing - just massing shadows and forms.. not easy!

a 25 done with just masses.. on cb..

45 minute massing before we switched models ( the above girl was my final painting for the day..)



below a few of Eliza.. just 5's or 10's..

Somarts 5's of Tami the model..

Isabelle 5's from John Wentz workshop..

my favorite drawing from 4 4 09 at SOMArts.. a 20..
below is my first figure studying with Glenn Orbik down in faboo SoCal! he is all about the ideal, the simple and the flowing rhythm! so much I want to incorporate!!!!

An Isabelle painting from a workshop.. needs more form but the flow is ok..