Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Man it's been a long time!

I've still been working, I've got piles of photos from class this past semester. I've done so much charcoal, I'm constantly smelling smoke everywhere I go. It's getting very old. I finally got to deliver a wonderful gift I was able to give, so I can post it now. I received a "commission" for a Cape Cod beach painting from a dear friend. I really love this painting so I'm very glad I was able to give it away!


PS. I'm including all my step by steps as well.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Oh my god!!

...I totally forgot to post my pics from the painting workshop I attended with James Gurney! It was an incredible experience where we painted for 3 days, in the studio and down at the Hudson River. The theme was Painting with Colored Light, so there were dramatic colors on all the models. I'll post some of the painting I did below. I can't believe I totally spaced on this...


Finally, a summer project!

I finally got around to painting something after my workshop, so I picked a photo off the web and painted this the other night. Took about 4-5 hours total, and I really enjoyed it! I have another request lined up, and hopefully I can start it before school starts in September.


PS. There's a shadow on the top from my easel...

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's Official

I painted my first self-portrait so I'm officially a painter. I should have painted more hair on my head...


Thursday, May 12, 2011

More Naked People Then You Could Shake a Stick At.

Please find the following lessons: Foreshortening, Exaggerated Color and Sustained Pose. You may remember the subject for the Sustained Pose from earlier in the semester. Look how far we've come!


Edge Control

This assignment was to practice our use of edges. As you can see there are some sharp edges where our focus is, and then further out and in soft areas, like the hair, the edges fade away...


PS. I'm also including a midpoint photo because I thought it looked cool! A little look inside my process.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

More Paintings...

The paint factory rolls on! I finished my first portrait and we have since moved on to Hands. This week, we'll be tackling feet, and then I'm not so sure. I haven't looked ahead. Well, enjoy!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

By Request

Jace wanted me to draw a picture of him today in his Star Wars costume so he could color it. He then gave up on that and asked me to. Then he wanted me to add in another character with his arm around him. The result? TA DA!

PS. His review is at the bottom.