Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Recent Drawing

This is a recent drawing I did. I'm just started work on a portrait of the same model. Different pose however. I may paint this image as well but if I do I think I'll try and really down play the shadow side of the face.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Winter Palette

I did this painting on a palette for the Florence Griswold Museum's Christmas tree. I was honored to be asked to be a part of this since I admire so many of the other artists that have contributed to this tree in the past. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Before and After

I've got two images here. One is the first pass through this painting. The second is the final piece. In between there were about 4 or 5 passes where I tried to refine the drawn elements a bit, pushed the tonal structure, paint application and obviously the color. Feel free to let me know what ya think.

Friday, June 29, 2012

No love for the Nude

This is a recent painting I completed earlier this year. I was hoping I could include it in a figurative show I'm participating in with a couple of other artists here in Connecticut. This painting unfortunately could not be displayed as it was "too nude".  It's 48x60 and is pretty confrontational but really? C'mon, I've seen stuff like this and worse in museums and art history books. I also had to take this painting down early from my grad show for the same reason.  Assuming it's not a horrible painting, I'm kind of taking this response as a compliment. However I'd like to be able to display it somewhere other than the storage facility where it currently resides.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pushing Portraits

Im trying to improve my work with the figure and portraits.  I've been entering them in juried shows in the area trying to get some feedback on them. This one will be at the Vernon Arts Center's show. For more info on the show go to www.vernonarts.org and I'd appreciate any feedback on this piece.