I sent this card to my good friend Betty and her husband Russ. I used two separate photos for inspiration. I like the way it appears that Russ is looking adoringly at his wife.
Panera Bread on a Sunday morning is a great place to get some practice sketching random people. I am going to go to various public places and capture a collection people. The object is to not only to get better at portraying their gestures or moods, but to tell a story. The above sketch is only one paragraph of the story I aim to tell. A collection of paragraphic sketches will hopefully start to form a story.
I’ve started painting from live models on Thursdays. This week’s model looks beautifully exotic! She will be coming back next week for a second sitting, giving me the opportunity to finish it up. I don’t know if I’ll make the time to work on the painting at my home studio before then. I like where it is going.
I started this painting from a live model last Thursday. I ran out of time, so I worked on him at home over the last couple of days, referencing photos that I took. Today it is complete.
I am happy to report that my oil painting of my cousins has been accepted into the Anton Art Center’s Show. The show will kick off with it’s opening Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The opening is open to the public with winners being announced at 3pm. The show will run through February 21, so if you can’t make it to the opening, come visit the show on the 2nd floor 10am- 5pm Tue-Sat. The Anton is located in downtown Mt Clemens.