Saturday, July 28, 2007

Life drawing & Portrait

a 15 minute charcoal life drawing 14 x 17

and this month's regular 2 hour portrait, oil 24 x 20

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Portrait Demo at the Deerubbin Centre

This weekend the Macquarie Towns Art Society had an Exhibition and 'Artists at Work' demonstrations. I did an oil portrait again this year, this time with Sarah as the model
24 x 18 oil, 100 minutes

Saturday, July 21, 2007

pastel portraits

I have been continuing the pastel experiment by trying them in our weekly figure group, where I usually try and get a portrait if there is enough time.
these are a 35 minute and a 40 minute pose, which I have touched up some more at home. A2 paper

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

some recent paintings

some recent portraits, a plein air painting, and a dabble with pastels

Saturday, May 05, 2007

acrylic portrait and plain air's

from this week, a chance to get out and try some more plain air painting, and a 40 minute portrait at our local figure session, which I was able to add a finishing touch to at home.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

monthly portaits

here is this month's 2 hour portrait, 20 x 16 oil,
and last months 20 x 16 oil...
which I have spent a little time refining
... but still have some more to do.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

life drawing April 19

20 minute sanguine pencil on A2 gessoed paper from Thursdays group

Monday, April 16, 2007

10 Minute Mall Portraits

Sunday in the Mall was pretty quiet, only a couple or so up until midday, but I finished up doing 29. There were some kids that kept beautifully still... and some that didn't! as well as some interesting adults, and I was able to get a few good portraits.

I haven't been taking photos but think now I'll have to start taking some.

Here is how I like the babies and toddlers to pose!

Friday, April 13, 2007

working on plein air's

as well as trying to improve the portraits, I have decided its time to get to work on my outdoor paintings,
this is a 16 x 12 oil sketch of the sunset at the river this week

Portrait workshop in Bangalow

US artist David Kassan held a portrait workshop in Bangalow NSW from 2nd to 6th April.
It was who coordinated by Tricia Migdoll, and was attended by artists from a number of internet forums as well as local artists.
a 24 x 18 oil portrait on board

and a2 20 minute A2 charcoal sketch

Saturday, February 17, 2007

a new year

its taken a while to get round to updating this... had to get a new computer first!

I have started portraits in the Mall again on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month.

The first sunday back was a real scorcher, over 40 C and the markets closed early... it was the first time ever that I didn't get one sitter!

The next week made up for it with over 30 and the following Sunday about 20.

Also resuming are the figure drawing groups,
here is a 15 minute charcoal drawing from the first night back in our clothed model group, and a couple of one hour studies from the monthly sunday session. a charcoal and chalk drawing, and an acrylic painting, all A2 size