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Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Celebration of My Students - Fall 2012!

It has been a challenging and rewarding semester for me - but I feel blessed in many ways to have had the opportunity to see my students develop in my two Analysis of Form Classes and Intermediate Figure Drawing classes.  It is perhaps somewhat cliche and ironic that I find I learn as much or more from them as I show them the way forward.

Thank you, to all of my students - you have given me the gift of your work and your good humor and your striving during this semester.  I am emboldened by all of you to push myself further and continue the ideal of seeing each student begin the road of developing to his or her potential.  That - and the chance to have some fun along they - hey - it sure beats workin'!

2012 Fall - Kevin Wueste Instructor Academy of Art University

Some lovely portraits from a selection of my Analysis of Form students (above and below).
Mind-boggingly lovely drapery studies from three of my Analysis students - wow!

Masterful still-life works - also from Analysis class.
Final figure drawings - large - 30 x 40 - by Kelsey Martin (l) and Siena Han ( r).. excellent!
Drew Price's figure, an in-class figure from life by Cassandra Schumacher and Marybeth Carrico's final figure of Dottie J.

Above - some excellent portraits from the Intermediate Class..  Below - a few in-class portraits - from the live model and a very expressive and well done final from Ricardo Lima.

The 8:30-11 crew - who wants to get up this early to draw a pot ?!!!  (note: Sung Yun is not sneezing and Antoinette is actually smiling ( must've been earlier in the semester!))

The 12-2:30 crew - I forget why they were all laughing.. it was probably something Danny said!

Can you tell by looking that this group was.. TROUBLE! Jiwon is missing..  Marv!

Thank you guys for a fun class!  Kevin and Kelsey are doing James-Bond moves, Greg is probably complaining about something and Claire and Fernanda, Haram and Taylor ( with Corryn hiding slightly!) are striking a pose!  Oscar hiding..  Taylor suffered through three classes with me - we'll miss you Miss C!

"J" or Jiwon Yoon - with her final figure. Excellent work all semester!
Brandon, Nadim, Bryan, Kevin and Connor ( with Kelsey and Corryn hidden) presenting their figures..
Drew ( foreground), Nadim, Greg H (giving me grief as usual), Kelsey and Kevin II ( to not confuse Kevin Shaw with yours truly!) - prepping for presentations of figures..
 Kelsey and Kevin..
Oscar, Claire, Haram and Brandon with their excellent works!

More to come soon - thank you to all of my students for your hard work this semester!


Sunday, December 2, 2012

While direction eludes, I continue foraging..

Sophie, from life -about 2 hours; 8 x 10"oil on canvas.  This is officially my favorite art work - to date - of Sophie: A scarily smart, funny, thoughtful, and beautiful woman.   It is a pleasure to paint someone you admire and think of as a friend.

Jessie, on a many times used canvas board with lumps and bumps loaned to me by Master Henry Yan (cheers Henry!).. in partnership with another teacher - Oliver (thanks Oliver!).   Henry's words: 'OK Kevin, leave it loose today.'  I try!  About 4 hours on Canvas Board.  From life.  12" x 16" oil.

Veronique, From life - another excellent model - and person.  A demo for my intermediate figure students at the Academy of Art.  I wish I had more time but teaching means the priorities shift!  Charcoal and chalk on toned paper.  About 12" x 18" ..  an hour or so and some time @ home ..

Jesslyn - from life -  reminded me of a tightly wound ballerina..  Sorry I did not get her hand more resolved!  About 2 hours and a bit @ home.

 A favorite recent quick figure..
Simone - loved this pose!!

My WetCanvas 2012 Portrait Swap painting - Ricky Corbett!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

While life shambles around me, I turn to painting and drawing..

"The Searcher"
8 x 10 study in Oil on Canvas.  Model: Dottie Johnson

Model study @ practice session at the Academy of Art.  About 2 hours - Oil on Papier.

"Odalisque" - Charcoal and Chalk on toned paper - Model - S

"The Fitting" - Charcol pencil and white chalk on toned paper. Model -> Sarafina

Terry - same as above. about 12 x 18"

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Strokes of Genius 4 - Kevin Wueste Contributions!

I am excited to announce that several of my drawings were accepted into the new drawing compilation: "Strokes of Genius 4."  It is available via amazon.com and other local book retailers world-wide.   

The cover!

Some of my head drawings in the book! ( these from life)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

There are still things coming out of non-Santa's workshop!

It's been a while since I had a moment to post anything!  Lots still being created but time has gotten tight with my students/classes.  Add some turmoil that can sadden and the slow-down compiles.  Here are a few things that have captured my interest, my pencil, my brush etc., -lately.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do making them!  - Kevin

Lanie, 5 x 8" Acrylic on paper (in my Moleskine)

The progression from pencil drawing to finished work.

S 5 x 8"; Acrylic on paper.  First time back in Acrylic ( these two small paintings) and the discipline - it's not easy!

J - one of my figure students - graphite - from my sketchbook. (About 10-15 hours).

Fernanda and Ron - graphite in my sketchbook..

Dominique is 6'3" !!!!

S - lovely pose!

Lurie - head day! ( demos)

Ward A - 1-2 hours..

"Nih" - a favorite recent figure..

Above - Loraine - the stretch..

 Above - Loraine - the walk..
Above Dottie J - her right arm was in a cast..
Above - Veronique - quick demo of shadow shapes..

Above - Marvin B - one of my Intermediate Figure students.. charcoal on Newsprint.

Tendai W quick head study..

Model head study - about 3 hours on Yes Canvas (Oil) - 11 x 16"

Sunday, September 23, 2012

"Last Minute Noel"
Demo Painting (during a tutor session) - from life - about 10 x 12 Oil on Linen Panel.  About 4 hours or so and an hour or two resolving  mistakes when I got home!