Started a new portrait project in the studio, I really like the model and secretly think she resembles actress Emilia Clarke. Here are two color sketches, one in full pallete and one in limited. Also a shot of the charcoal block in, I'm thinking of going over 50 x 70 cm for this one. 🙂 … Continue reading Codename: Khaleesi
A few portraits I have done recently, two in oil one in pencil. And here is a color study and pencil drawing I did for the current long pose at Romana, now if I could only get the big painting to look this unified!
After a nice summer break spent traveling and kittensitting it's nice to get back to classes. Color studies in oil: Some stuff I did over the summer despite the rest: Edited with BlogPad Pro
Working on a more elaborate drawing project but for now a little nostalgic, melancholic portrait. Edited with BlogPad Pro
An apology for the week long hiatus but after a busy week of kitten sitting and disappointing paintings I needed a break from the color and decided to go back to the medium that started it all. My first love: pencil on white paper. Feels good to make some self portraits too. 🙂 … Continue reading Back to Basics: Portraits in Pencil
Started a self portrait, tiny... Nothing too imposing for practicing more paint application stuff. Here are some progress shots: To be continued... I also had a chance to do a small portrait of Sofia again. It was nice to work with charcoal and white chalk. Edited with BlogPad Pro
Getting back into figure and portrait painting at full speed; I was invited this past week to paint alongside painter and fellow FAA student Sofia Zuluaga during her experimentations into allegorical self portraiture. She is a blast to paint with, an excellent model and hope to do it again! 🙂 I produced two small works that … Continue reading The SOF project.
After my lovely week in Germany I was able to get a few landscape paintings in, one in preparation for painting the Ponte Vecchio one day: I also got the chance to have a few sessions of portrait time with my friend Khalil. He had some traditional clothes from Lebanon so a little Orientalism was … Continue reading Back in Florence
I had an amazing week getting over my fear of landscaping, here are a few things I did. Thanks again for being a most gracious host and teacher Ulrich! 🙂 Day trip to Schloss Doberlug: Painting in Finsterwalde: In the woods: As a special bonus, I also sat for a digital portrait! Edited with BlogPad Pro
I was invited by the painter Ulrich Suberg to paint in the East German countryside. Today was my first day in the field, pun intended. I am a complete landscape novice so I was a bit nervous, but Ulrich proved to be an excellent teacher as you can see in the last picture! First landscape painting … Continue reading Landscape rookie.