Thursday, January 20, 2011

Twice a week goal

I'm trying to write and publish a picture on my blog twice a week.  That means sometimes I have to pull from older paintings.  This painting is one that I started while in France with Connie Winters in 2009.  I then finished it a few months ago from the photograph.  The building is across the street from the hotel where we stayed! (Based on the crookedness of the photo (frame), maybe I need to take a photography class, too.)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Portrait Struggles

I had an old portrait sketch from a class practice.  I decided to try and make it more "complete."  This has proved to be such a challenge.  I'm posting my progress - still can't get the eyes and side of the face.  Maybe by posting it, I will be inspired to finish it.  I'm using  a wig stand with upper left lighting to try to get the values of the light and shadow.....quite a challenge!  However, it is really a good learning exercise!

Snow week

Well, I totally frittered away Monday through Wednesday.  They would have been great days to paint, but I was stuck inside due to the snow.  It just reinforced to me how much I "need" my studio. 

Yesterday, I went over to Tony Griffith's studio to sketch from the live model he hires each week.  I'm posting a couple of my sketches - just remember, these are twenty-minute poses.  I also started my drawing class at Queens.  I'm really excited about it, and I will try to post some drawings as the semester progresses.