Sunday, May 26, 2013

Painting Class
Today we had an afternoon painting session with a few friends. I haven't painted for a while, so I was really pleased (and surprised!) with my results. It needs a bit more work, but I wanted to post it 'as-is' after a 3 hour class.
This is one more in a series of portraits (some are on previous posts) from this wonderful model - it's always a pleasure to work with her.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sketch of My Daughter
She is very patient with frequent requests to sit for my classes. Her forbearance is rewarded with gratitude and occasionally lunch at a favourite restaurant =).

Quick  Sketch
A former student kindly agreed to sit for our Thursday night Drawing Class at NPCC. This was done on the fly between making my rounds. I was pleased with the likeness.


 Seated Nude
I've been experimenting with intensely coloured papers. This was an accurate but rather stiff rendering which I attacked one day in a fit of re-vision. Much happier with the results and the under-drawing holds it together.

Shel is a wonderfully expressive model. I caught this pensive pose on a pad of Staples Flip Chart paper with pastel. I like the feel of the pastel on this paper - it's inexpensive and not archival, but I really enjoy working on it.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Same model, two views. In Pastel, the second one is on 'citrine' hemp paper.

Sleeping on the Job...
Three drawing of reclining figures. I love the challenge of the foreshortened views. The top two are pastel on a mid-tone ground.