Thursday, August 24, 2017

CANANDAIGUA BARNS

CANANDAIGUA BARNS.  This is one of the last of the grand old barnyards left heading west out of Canandaigua on NY 5&20.  The painting was done with a technique called glazing, with only three primary colors laid on top of one another.  Watercolor, 6 x9 inches.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ARTIST'S HAND

ARTIST'S HAND.  We couldn't find a good casting of the hand in the Michelangelo's David series, so I did a cast of my own hand so we would have a subject in the studio to draw from.  I recommend the experience, although the product is remarkably lifelike and creepy.  Charcoal and white pastel, approximately 10 x 8 inches.

Monday, August 21, 2017

FURLING JIB

Furling Jib.  J22 903 Windigo's crew Bob furling the jib on the foredeck. 
I want to start adding more figures to my paintings so I thought I'd start with something simple.
  Watercolor, unframed sketch, 9 x 6 inches.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

WALNUT INK SKETCHES


Light house at Charlotte (port of Rochester, NY)
Light box set up for drawing of cast
INK SKETCHES.  Yesterday I made these sketches using a fountain pen, no. 8 round brush and Tom Norton's Walnut drawing ink. These quick studies were meant to help me find out whether it's possible to translate some of the value drawing techniques I've been learning into line work. The jury is still out. The vision may be the same but the techniques need to be entirely different...when it came time to do the drawing of the nose from the plaster cast (see photo), I had to work entirely in value rather than line.  Both: pen and walnut ink, approximately 6x9-inches.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

PILLOW AND SHEETS

PILLOW AND SHEETS.  Painted from a phone camera shot I made one morning when the complex abstract shapes of the fabric caught my attention.  Watercolor, 6x9 inches.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

BARGUE PLATE DRAWING #2


L'inconnue de la Seine.  An anonymous woman taken from the Seine River in Paris.  Another of the Bargue Plates, this image has been drawn for a century and a half by artists awed by the power of her presence. Graphite on paper.  Approximately 14 x9 in.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BARGUE PLATE DRAWING #1

Bargue Plate: Profile
This profile, done in graphite, is from the classic, atelier-style drawing program known as the Bargue Plates, created during the 19th century to train artists in techniques of classic realism. I'll be posting more as they are completed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DEPTH IN PAINTING

Creating Depth and Sense of Space in Your Painting 

A sketch using atmospheric perspective to create depth


Many thanks to the Penfield Art Association for asking me to demo at their January meeting tonight. 

As promised, here is a copy of the presentation, plus a number of my paintings in case you'd like to see them in one convenient location.


CREATING DEPTH IN YOUR PAINTING