Sunday, March 25, 2012

Two paintings

These area couple painting done in class- the portrait in figure, 2 hours, the second done in painting class in downtown Sarasota from the 3rd floor of a parking garage, also 2 hours. I'm not happy at all with the landscape- I had grand visions of painting a scene akin to Lopez Garcia's Madrid cityscapes....haha. Maybe in a couple lifetimes.

I was also being inspired by the work of Ben Aronson. His landscapes have an awesome sense of space, and his compositions are always unique and inventive. A few of his scenes from rooftops are obviously influenced by Diebenkorn- at once they are landscapes with awesome atmospheric perspective, and at the same time they are obviously flat designs. Great textures as well, check him out!

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Memory Project

"Dariosh", 8"x10", acrylic

 This is a portrait of a young boy named Dariosh- it was done for - Many thanks to Livy Long,, for giving me the heads up on this great opportunity to practice portraiture for a good cause!

At some point in the future we get pictures back of the children holding their very own one-of-a-kind portraits- it's really great. Had a lot of fun doing this one- I'm going to post up some meager process shots for anyone interested in how it came to be.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sketchbook, p.1

Here's a bunch of sketchbook pages from the past 6 months or so. I'm gonna stagger them over the next few days so i don't have 30 images in a single post...

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Here's some stuff from this past semester of figure drawing. I get tired of measuring and rendering real fast these's weird cause I used to love it to death. So when I'm in figure and I feel a slump coming on I try to make it fun anyway I can, and that means: finger painting! With charcoal anyway...fingertips are very versatile tools. The last piece is about 6"x10" in my sketchbook.

Hopefully I'll have a big sketchbook dump up here soon.