Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Still Drawing, Painting, Teaching

Completed the above painting; more on the easel at home but I'm thinking I want to hold off on revealing them yet... for whatever reason. They are fun, though!

Had a great time last week making this drawing. I have considered whether I should include some indication of the pillows she is laying on, since it looks a little like a bite has been taken out of her back, but I'm always just focused on the figure. Maybe one of these days I will stay an hour late to draw in the furniture after the model has left.

Wrapping up my summer classes, and getting ready for a new schedule once the school-year hits again in less than a month! I also am about to do something pretty exciting, that will not be revealed for a few more weeks. :-)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Painting, Drawing, Teaching, Working!

Above is my drawing from last week's open figure session. (Yes! Open Figure is still going strong. Every Saturday, 6-9pm, $10, Red Door Studios 738 Armstrong Suite 200 KCK.) You can't tell from the image, but this drawing is larger in scale than I usually attempt in just one sitting. I had a great time with the anatomy, and as extra study I did a little ecorce drawing based on it a couple days later.

I've been doing various studies after my drawings like this lately... either looking at the musculature, or the skeletal system, or just finding various rhythms and connections so that I will see them next time the model is in front of me.

I've got a few paintings going right now, and this is the first layer of one of them. I am undecided about whether I want to spill the beans on all the compositions I'm currently working on, or save them for a surprise. This burlesque/performer series is for an exhibition at Strecker-Nelson Gallery in September entitled "Sideshow."

Also, next week starts the last of 2 intensives for teens, People/Faces. The week after that is Drawing From Life for teens. Both of these classes can be viewed at, where you can also sign up if you desire.

I'm delightfully busy, and I have a handful of surprises to throw at you in the coming months! Also, if you haven't seen David Kassan's ipad painting video, you must.