Monday, October 28, 2013


It's been a while since I had a figure drawing session. I have noticed I get some pretty good drawings after a break. I think it gives me time to stop over thinking the drawings and lets the natural drawing take charge again, hopefully with some improvements gained through the months of struggle.

It is really hard to draw a face/head when it is upside down. After a couple failed attempts I had to spin my large drawing pad around to work out the face structure straight up before moving on.

Nu Pastel on paper 18"x24"

Monday, October 21, 2013

A guy named Red

A drawing from the sketchbook. I liked the head but I think I was loosing my focus as I moved down as it got late last night and the it gets less successful as it approaches the bottom, then by the typewriter it's completely off the rails.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Figure 50

I am honored to be picked as the representative for a new website and painting competition called Figure 50. They have selected a figurative artists from each of the 50 states and I am presenting for Utah, which I think has a pretty good shape and location to frame my daughters portrait. They will decide on a new winner every 4 months starting Jan 1, 2014.

Also, here is a floating head as a offering from the sketchbook.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013


Got to do this for The Weekly Standard this a couple days ago. Imagine it a little more green but Blogger seems to have trouble with the colors so I had to dumb it down a lot.