Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tintoretto Drawings

These sketches are from the last couple of days where I have been looking at some areas of Tintoretto's paintings.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Crowded Figure Drawings

Yesterday was a crowded session of Figure Drawing at the MFA. First pose I couldn't see the model, this led to an interesting challenge to incorporate the other artists into the drawings. I thought it brought some context to the drawing and gave more to work with when composing the drawings.







Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Process of New Drawing

Here is some imagery that led up to a recent drawing. There is also a gif that shows the process I went through. I took the photo from Franklin Park near where I live in Boston.





Thursday, April 20, 2017

Figure Drawings

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

Two Recent Pieces

Here are two new pieces with some details of the most recent. I've been increasing the scale from around 11x14 to 14x18 and going to experiment with going larger.





Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Process GIF of Recent Drawing

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

Recent Landscape Thumbnail Sketches

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

Portrait Demo's

Here are some recent portrait drawing demo's that I was working on to show some useful steps for class projects.





Saturday, December 10, 2016

Some Quick Studies

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

New Scratchboard Pieces

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

Painting Process shots

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

Recent Figure Drawing

Here are some recent figure drawings. The poses averaged around 5 minutes, the lighting in the gallery wasn't the best but there were some challenging poses.