Here are some recent drawings from the free figure drawing at the MFA. I had the night off from the class I usually teach at night. I started out really tight and was happy that I shook off some of the rust with the later poses and loosened up.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I was curious about documenting a recent piece and took a photo after everyday I worked on it. I combined the images into the gif below to show some of the process of creating the drawing. The image came from a photo to I took while walking with my family in NC. My goal was to use the photo as a starting point for the overall design but to improvise effects that would show the hidden interactions of the plants and trees with the water and each other.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
I've been continuing to work on more landscape imagery and have been doing quick sketches to figure out possible compositions for scratchboard pieces. The drawings were done from photographs I took while visiting family in NC over the holidays.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Here are some recent sketches of pieces at the MFA. There is an interesting 14th century painting in the collection of The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine that I've been interested in for a while because of the abstract depictions of the devil that are shown in the lower panels of the piece.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
I've been working lately on more landscape scratch board pieces. Here are 4 new pieces that I finished recently. All the images are 11x14, my next step is to experiment with different colored inks on panel and find some new environments for photos.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Lately I've been working on more scratchboard landscape pieces. I was looking back though some older photos and found an interesting comparison between the early state of a painting copy and the finished piece. The beginning image shows how rough a painting can look early in the process and through refinement arrives at the finished state. I think it was a copy of the Morisot painting but need to check it.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
Here are some random ink pen sketches. The first three are of different imagery I had on my phone. The last is a copy of a Rembrandt etching from a number of years ago that I found when I was visiting my family in NC last week.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
I've been working on some pieces to add to a series of recent landscape scratchboard images for the updated website. The first couple of images are thumbnail studies to work out ideas and the last piece is the beginning of a new piece. I'm not planning to put in every detail so the challenge is what to keep and what can be left out.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I was going full imagination this week and came up with these drawings of Witches. They ended up being a nice change of pace from what I've been stuck on in the studio. I didn't do any pre sketching with a pencil so part of the fun was having to make everything work and figuring out what would be foreground, middle and background elements.