Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Figure studio final painting part 2

Lightening the background and dropping down the contrast between the legs and the walls. The focal point is going to be her neck, and I've been painting around it because I'm not exactly sure how I want to handle it. Right now I'm happy with getting the values and the drawing down right. Two more weeks!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Jeffry Watts

New artist that I'm in love with. I found his work in Southwest Art

What I love is the emphasis he puts on texture and brush strokes, defining his focal point with meticulous detail and then letting the rest slip away. Just beautiful!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Figure Studio final painting

Really excited about my final project for Zhaoming's figure painting class. I really wanted to post the photos I got from the model shoot, but I'm sure she doesn't want that on the internet. I'm trying to make it a high key painting to push that light, calm feeling, but I have to fight my natural inclination to push the contrast---everywhere. Here goes.

Oil on 18 x 24" canvas.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


8 x 10", oils

Friday, April 22, 2011


Thursday, April 21, 2011


Just for fun and in honor of spring, Marv!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Just small tweaking on Oscar. I wanted to give him a better smile.