Portrait: … Drawing after the drought…

March 26, 2019

 

“Geralda”
11×14 Trois Crayon on toned paper

Haven’t done any drawing or painting since October 2017… Packed up my SUV with art materials, some clothes and photos… relocated to Sarasota, FL… Between getting my home ready for sale in NJ and distributing my possessions, didn’t have the attention or desire to make art…

Still waiting to buy in Sarasota… Not comfortable doing any painting in the condo rental… Cleaning brushes, etc… Miss attending Yuri’s open sessions… Did find an atelier here that offers open sessions, so will be checking it out…

Met a couple recently down here who asked if I would draw their portrait… Hmm… needed to see if my portrait drawing skills were still up to the task!!… As a test, asked the woman who cleans my rental if she would sit for a portrait…

About three hours.

Progress not perfection…

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Work in Progress: Put Aside…

December 24, 2018

This is a still life painting set up by Yuri Yurov when I was studying with him in 2017. It needs corrections in the shape of the wine glass, the pottery piece, completion of the vine, and overall finishing effects. An early version is at the bottom. I moved from Morristown NJ to Sarasota FL in 2018 and have taken a break from my art. When I get settled here, will take it up again.

36 x 36 Work in Progress oil on canvas

Work in Progress

Work in Progress 36×36 oil on canvas

Self-Portrait June 2017

September 4, 2017
Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait June 2017 18×24 Oil on canvas

Set up a mirror for this monochrome self-portrait. Burnt Sienna and Titanium White. Edge light from a window behind me and fill light coming from front and left on the short side of my face.

Progress not perfection.

Still Life: … Learning to Paint… #10

July 10, 2016
Still Life #10 18 x 24 Oil on canvas

Still Life #10
18 x 24 Oil on canvas

Still Life: …Learning to Paint… #5

July 10, 2016
Still Life #5 18x24 Oil on canvas

Still Life #5
18×24 Oil on canvas

Still Life: …Learning to Paint …#9

June 22, 2016
Still Life #9 18 x 18 Oil on canvas

Still Life #9
18 x 18 Oil on canvas

Still Life: …Learning to Paint… #7

June 21, 2016
Still Life #7 18 x 24 Oil on canvas panel

Still Life #7
18 x 24 Oil on canvas panel

Still Life: …Learning to Paint …#8

June 17, 2016
Still Life #8 18 x 18 Oil on canvas

Still Life #8
18 x 18 Oil on canvas

Still Life: …Learning to Paint #4

June 11, 2016
Still Life #4 18 x 24 Oil on canvas panel

Still Life #4
18 x 24 Oil on canvas panel

Open Figure …Work in Progress …

January 6, 2016
Work in Progress 18 x 24 oil on canvas Work in Progress
18 x 24 oil on canvas

Has been awhile since I posted, but I have been painting, mostly on previously posted work.

This is a new painting started at Yuri Yurov’s open session last month that I put aside and got back to this morning in my home studio. The model is a beautiful young woman from Columbia who has golden brown skin. Wonderful opportunity for me to work on painting skin tones and atmosphere; still have work to do on both. Looking at it now, think I will also change the color of the pillow so it is less distracting and better supports the figure.

Yuri said the image was too small and didn’t utilize the available canvas. He also didn’t like the skin tone palette on the left. Points taken. Although the image is not as large as it might have been and the palette is not part of the setting, both work for me in this painting; the palette is part of the composition as information for the viewer.

8 hours total so far.

Progress not perfection.


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