My favorite tool

I thought I’d share with you my favorite tool for figure drawing.  It’s that little measuring thing.  I don’t know what it’s called.  I find a part of the figure, like her head, and measure it and then scale everything to it.  I fought with this gals left arm because I didn’t measure it quiteContinue reading “My favorite tool”

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Figures 2, 3,and 4

I started on these 3 kids today.  They are cousins digging for clams on a beach in Maine.  I feel like it’s a good first pass.  I see the little guy in orange still needs hands.  I’ve decided to turn the heads of most of the kids so it’s less posed and more of aContinue reading “Figures 2, 3,and 4”

Oregon Coast

18×24 oil on canvas I’m all done with this one and I am so happy with how it turned out, I’m not sure I want to part with it.  I’m sorta sad to finish because I was having such a good time watching these kids come to life.  And this is the piece that I struggledContinue reading “Oregon Coast”

The struggle is real

Is there a painter out there that hasn’t struggled through the start of one painting or another?  Or struggled through the middle of it to push through the awkward teenager stage?  Or lost steam towards the finish and petered out?  Have you felt the let down of finishing a painting, even one that turned out betterContinue reading “The struggle is real”

Academy Girls

  This is a smallish study. 12X16 oil on canvas Last year as I sat and watched a bunch of girls practice for their end of the year performance I took several pictures of the oldest pre professional academy girls.  The way they were all standing around listening to their ballet instructor caught my attention.Continue reading “Academy Girls”