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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ms Dottie Johnson Alla Prima......

Oil on birch panel - about 3/4 or 1/2 life-size. From life and I did some refinements when I got home!  Thank you Dottie and glad Big Dave and Hiroshi could join in the painting fun in 402.  Very quiet w/no one in the bldg!

I think I pointed the spot right at her eyes so she squinted a bit..  and Dottie smiles the whole time she poses! about 3 hours..

Friday, May 20, 2011

Final day.. 2.5 hour painting of my classmate Olivia and 4 hour painting of Sophie..

Exhausted but had a great day painting !

Had to "represent" with Gue, Hiroshi and Tomutsu painting with me!   really pleased with this painting.. Thank you O-wib-ee-ah for posing !

And a progression  ( had the camera along as usual at school!)

Olivia progression above.. about 1 hour.. 1.5 and 2.5 or so..

Study of Sophie,  Sophie is great and beautiful (too, as is Olivia!) but very challenging features for me!  I think working on this warmed me up for the Olivia painting above so I breezed through that and it was just a joy to paint! ( usually Asian woman are like..  Nooooo!)  (e.g., difficult, very subtle plane changes etc.,)..  hope you enjoy!

some drawings from clothed figure (including a "hair design" drawing lower left)..  great class lots of things I learned (and need to incorporate!)..  Thank you Glen!  ( below, with a little help from Master Orbik!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Some new studies from life and the super-fat drooling fat-baby (for charity)

This is Luri ( I am not sure of her spelling, hopefully she can correct me!) - about 4 hours - from life on 1.99 party-fun store canvas 8 x 10"

 This is a painting I did a while back for practice and fun, I have updated it to prepare for a charity auction my sister-in-law is involved in.  What I didn't know then, could fill a phonebook about painting ( two years ago)..  I can still fill a phone book, it's just a different one now.

About an hour - Kaycee from Sean Connor's friday figure workshop.. First figure drawing in a while!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

One of my spring show entries..

This is a portrait of one of the student scholars at the Academy and an artist in his own right.  Oil on birch board  with a gesso ground and warm grey wash.   Yes the tattoo is real (as are the nose barbell and ear piercings and nipple area tattoo!).   about 20 x 16 or so.

The title is "..of Course I Am!"