Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Zespo, oil on linen

One of my friends got into an accident, totaled his car but made it out alive. I didn't see how after looking at the photos of the damage and especially since he only got a few nicks and bruises.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Han, oil on canvas

Monday, November 14, 2011


I've been doing quite a few portraits recently. The surge is in part that I've been able to hold a semi-regular session during the week with fellow students. These are all done 3 - 4 hours.

Still lifes

Other work

Recent life sized bust
The "Chimney Sweeper"
I took a recent trip up north with my friend to visit her parents, hometown, and to paint outdoors. It's something I really want to do more often but this was only the third time I've been out to paint. Viroqua, Wisconsin is full of photogenic scenery that is just sitting (literally) there waiting to be painted. It started to rain and I didn't bring an umbrella but I was not about to give up an hour in so I stood my ground and got soaked. Good thing oil repels water somewhat.
Previous day from the above painting during the 5:30 a.m. sunrise. I only had about 30 minutes max to get most of the sunrise before the blood red sunrise was gone.
Hand studies of myself, my sister, and my friends

Recent drawings in charcoal

20 minute head studies
Portrait of a student
Portrait of another student
Quick gesture
Figure gestures
Quick gesture
Drawn during a workshop with Bo Zhang
Another drawing done during the workshop
5 minute head studies of students during class
More 5 minute head studies

Big update

I've been gone for a little while and I've come back with some new work. I'll organize recent work into different groups of posts. Here's some recent figure paintings I've finished.

2 week pose
2 week pose
4.5 hour at the Palette and Chisel
4.5 hour at the Palette and Chisel