Monday, November 28, 2011

Final paintings and miscellanea

" Kentucky Goldenrod" 4x6 inches. Water media on paper

Untitled sketchbook entry. 8x11.5 inches. Ink and water media on paper

Self Portrait. 24x30 inches. Oil on canvas

Ernie. 18x24 inches. Oil on canvas.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Self Portrait Day

It's a bit late, but November 1st is Self Portrait Day. Still a work in progress.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Drawing Progress

These are all images taken after the first days of the projects in Life Painting class. I've noticed that I've gotten much faster ( the first is an unfinished drawing, the second's lower body was rushed, and the third I had enough time to start indicating value and environment) and slightly more accurate. In the latest I've unconsciously done away with my calligraphic brush stroke in favor of straighter lines ( we'll keep the fancy stuff for Alla Prima painting). I'm hoping my speed will allow me to bring the last one to a higher level of finish and deal with color a bit better.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hearts Under Fire

Painted a beautiful girl last night. The time span must have been around 7 hours but it was interrupted by dinner, various youtube videos, and plenty of conversation.

Abi. 8x10. Oil on canvas.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Kathy. 22x28. Oil on canvas

Self portrait. 24x30. Oil on canvas. WIP.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Continuing the series

This one is more fantastical than the other two, but still has the same things in mind during it's execution. It Doesn't photograph as well as the other two.

untitled. 7x9 inches. Watermedia on board.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Work from Life Painting class

First day of the second in-class painting. I think I'm getting slightly better at measuring/ drawing.
untitled. 22x28 inches. Oil on canvas. WIP.

Start of a self portrait for homework. I like working with the light umber ground and vine charcoal in this beginning stage. I think it's kind of how Sargent started his works.
untitled. 24x30 inches. Charcoal on canvas. WIP.

8 hour painting in raw umber, the first in-class assignment.
Jason. 18x24 inches. Oil on Canvas.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Been too long.

Untitled. 7x9". Water media on board.

Untitled. 7x9". Water media on board.

Thinking about making a series.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Act II and Act III

" Act II" 16x20. Graphite on Bristol

" Act III". 16x20. Oil on Canvas.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Also, some studies:

Study of David's Mouth. 9x12 inches. Oil knife painting on Canvas.

Scraps. 9x12. Oil on Canvas

Study for " Page 67". 9x12 inches. Oil on Canvas.

Friday, April 15, 2011

*Van Dyke

I guess this one is about finished.

After Van Dyke's " Cornelius" Charcoal and Chalk on paper. 11x14.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Study of Van Dyck's Cornelius

11x14, charcoal and chalk on paper.

I've done some more work on it since this picture, most of which is interpreting the hue changes ( obviously not seen in black and white) into the drawing so I have that knowledge when I proceed to paint.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm never to great at updating this

"Insomnia" 36x54" Oil on canvas

Planar Analysis after Caravaggio's St. John the Baptist 21x29" Conte and chalk on paper

" Nurse Reficule the Fallen one" Acrylic and Watercolor on Board 24x36"

Untitled. 22x30 Charcoal and Chalk on paper

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

an oldie

but goldie. I'm uploading this painting for a presentation I'll be doing-