Monday, April 29, 2013

Male Nude Study

A Study of  Carlton

I run a life drawing group on Mondays at my studio. I have about seven loyal friends and students who enjoy this time with me.

Carlton is one of my favorite models and I particularly enjoyed this pose because of the warm and cool contrasts.

For the past few months, I worked strictly in graphite to get back in practice but since we have switched to longer poses I'm back into paint. I'm a bit out of practice with painting directly from the model as I haven't done it since last June when I was in atelier, but I hope to whip these out a bit faster and more accurately as I get back in the swing of things. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Still Life of Chocolate Pot

"The Chocolate Pot"
Oil on Linen on Board

I recently assisted a student in setting up a still life for a graphite drawing she will be working on. I liked the set up and decided it would be a good exercise for me to work on. 

I've just finished a five month project for a client and was eager to get back into painting smaller projects of my choice. This was a good one to get started on. It's monochromatic appearance and subtle half tones appealed to me. I'm still playing with how to crop it.