Tuesday, April 24, 2012

figure drawing #58

I really like doing stale kind of standing poses but they are rare because we feel bad asking the model to stand for 2 hours. This model was game though.

2 hours charcoal on 18"x24" drawing paper.

note- I've updated the photograph of my painting below, its a little more representative of the real thing.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

UPDATED Apple *painted*

UPDATED, I got a better picture. Not good, better.

So I set myself a goal to do a painting every 2 weeks, it was a fantastic goal that produced this painting and then died one week later.
The painting is 9"x12" oil on board using this drawing from a couple months back. This really is an awful photograph but I have yet to mastered the dark arts of photographing paintings. I may do a little more color work with it yet but I'm okay with it. I thought setting a time limit would be a good thing to push production, and it would, but life is always fighting back, 2 young kids and the sun going down seem to be the primary drivers.

Check out my collection of great art at the Google Art project HERE. My wife's a big time Pinterest user and I thought it would be cool if I had an account with all my favorite artwork but I've got a massive reference folder and it would be so much work to try to get it transcribed. Google's got some good stuff there though.