Saturday, March 18, 2017

Still Life, Oil Study

Recent Still Life Study, 'For Renee', 
Oil on Canvas

Initial 'Block-In'
Finished Painting
I used to dislike still life as a genre, but lately have taking a liking, enjoying
the opportunity to explore composition, color harmony, and mood. Also enjoying the works of some of the past masters of still life: Fantin LaTour, Chardin, and Abbot Thayer.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Drawing at the Tacoma Art Museum

I was honored to be asked by the Tacoma Art Museum to be a presenting artist during their Community Festival, celebrating the opening of their show, The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today. 

I demonstrated drawing from a live model in the beautiful, light-filled lobby as people watched, drew and asked questions. It was a good time. Here are some photos from the event, and of my demo drawing...

  (Above)Drawing as the model, Audrey, poses.
 (Above) Demo Drawing of Audrey. Pencil, White Chalk and Red Conte' on Toned Paper

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Portrait Drawing

I am excited to announce that I will be a demonstrating and speaking artist at Tacoma Art Museum's Community Portrait festival this Sunday, March 5. This is in conjunction with TAM's current show, Outwin Portraiture 2016

Check it out here:

Below are some recent portraits I have produced. Each one is from a live model.