The Avengers - the Women.. First in a series. This is a quite young Linda Thorsen who played Tara King ( following Dame Diana Rigg among other fab stars in the P. McNee/Steed sidekick role). She had a great twinkle-in-eye way about her. Still does! Acrylic on paper - about 8 x 11.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Crane Wife - and other stories..
This is Anna Netrebko - Russian opera singer. Acylic on panel - quick study. about 5 x 8" on gessoboard
Kristin about 40 minutes 18 x 24"
Carey about 20 minutes (left) and 5 min gesture right..
This is what got me thinking about "The Crane Wife" - a song I love by the Decemberists.
Bob ? Meet Richard and, well, Bob!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I spent the last week at a figure drawing and painting workshop with Rob Liberace at Carry Jurrean's WIFAS in Whidbey Island Washington. Getting to two workshops with Rob this summer has really helped me re-focus on some key things and seeing his intelligence, vigor and artistry is never anything but a positive wind in the sails! We worked on his twin Rocker paper ( thank you Flora Ling!) in what feels like a very old process but the results are really cool. Also, his oil process is super smart and begins by simplifying. I will continue to work in that vein! Thanks Rob!
Day two drawing - About 4 hours or so - Serena. Red Verithin pencil on Shellac'd Twin Rocker hand-laid paper. It's a pretty cool surface and I hope to try some more on it!
This is Kate - my red pencil drawing from day one. The monitor for our workshop - Laurine, bought this drawing at the end of that day - thank you ! Both drawings are about 19 x 15 inches.
Attempted a painting on the shellac paper.. it needed more shellac! here is the block in.. (Nikita is the model).
Nikita - last day head/bust study. The painting felt.. Russian to me - which might be good for a Russian model! On gessoboard. About 8 x 10. 4.5 hours. Oil Paint.
Above Nikita - a 3 x 20 minute quick painting sketch.. oil on some crap vinyl-like canvas that I will not use again!