Sunday, February 26, 2012

Seated Figure

This was a rapid conte crayon drawing covered with shellac, 2 sittings. Changes to the pose were made with thin oil paint, mainly the head position.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012


This is a small painting that is up at the NYAA Alumni show "The Ones" for a few weeks.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Under Light

We had a five week pose in which the model was lit from below. All the shadow shapes were reversed and so the students had to record these shapes and trust that they would come together and make form. Another challenge was the half lit area. Students had to work with subtle modulations rather than obvious contrast.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Today I continued to weave tiles in the light mass and fine tune the drawing.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Painting Fire

Fire, like any of the elements, is challenging to show its presence and its effect on other objects. These are some sketches where I've experimented the color, value, and edge of fire.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Blocking in the Gray

Today I was on the second sitting of a figure painting and I focused on the subtle temperature changes. There aren't many extreme value jumps, rather an infinite number of prismatic grays that indicate the transitions in form.