Monday, April 30, 2012

pen and ink exercises

Not all ink I guess. Check out the Library of Congress photostream on flickr:

I've rarely found such a great source for reference images. Check them out! Government is good for something after all.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


I'm calling this one done- I dare not paint without the model...

Edith, 11"x14", oil/c

Saturday, April 21, 2012

More oil painting practice

Here's a couple paintings I've done in class recently- the square-format torso is finished (pose is over, anyway). The portrait of a wonderful model named Edith is in progress; one more three hour session on Monday.

Reading books by David Leffel has made me think more about the effect of the light, and how important it is. Or more accurately, how powerful it can be when given the proper attention. Also, the importance of the background in a portrait as an integral part of the image.