Saturday, March 21, 2009


WOW.... life has been crazy lately. I don't have a great deal to say, but I would like to share what I have been doing lately. Also, I am going to start highlighting the work of artists, which I have come in contact with that I consider great. Here is one my friend found and shared with me, George de Forest Brush (1854-1941). He painted mostly Indians. I really like the colors he uses in depicting skin tones. A lot times skin tone can become almost plastic looking. This is very nicely done.

Included in this post is the painting I completed in the portrait painting night class. It isn't exactly finished, but I ran out of time. All the same I am happy with my first attempt at painting.

I have also included a portrait drawing I did of a young lady. It was a four hour pose.

The figure drawings our three day poses and the man with long hair is the new portrait I am painting in my night class. Also, I have included what I hope to model for my final cast drawing. It is a bust of a Greek man. We call him Bruno, not really sure who he is.

Let me mention quickly the importance of vision and persistance. It seems like the learning curve at school is actually not a simple curve but a combination of multiple curves-more like a jump rope. There seems to be the ups and the downs. Right now I feel like I am in a low period. I have mastered a certain level and am struggling to jump to the next skill level. It gets frustrating. I have to continue to maintain the vision I came with, develop the necessary skills and be persistant. Sometimes it seems things would be better if I tried something different, when in reality we're on the right path we just need to stay the course, be diligent, and wait for the natural consequences of work fall into place.

Thanks for Looking!