September 29, 2010

New Work

This is a 4x6' oil on canvas painting I've started for this semester.  I'm working directly from life.  I'm planning on beginning 1 or 2 more for the semester. 

September 20, 2010

The Audacity of a Painter

"There is no way to paint except the way I do it."
 -Gerhard Richter Writings 1961-2007
Kids, it takes moxie to be a painter. 

September 18, 2010

Les Nabis

I've been looking to these post-Impressionist painters for masterful scenes of interiors.  The way they embed their personal feelings into a very mundane subject matter shows their dedication to the synthetic approach, following the work of Gauguin.
Pierre Bonnard, Out of the Bath, 1926

Edouard Vuillard, Countess Jean de Polignac, 1932

Edouard Vuillard, The Green Interior, 1891

September 15, 2010


I'm working more towards including an interior for the figure to relate to in my paintings.  This is a sketch I did in my house.  It's 18x24" oil pastel on canvas panel.  I'm hoping to create a life-size piece out it.

Figure Studies

Here are some studies I did before school started.  A friend hosted a night with a model so we could all get some figure painting in.  They are small (8x10") and quick (about 45 min), so they were really more about putting down paint to describe what I saw.