Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More sketches and a in-progress painting

above-Studies in facial expression and body language.

Study of the pose with the shoulders down.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Works in Progress - part II

This is my third sketch with this concept of two women embracing. In comparison to the other two sketches, I stiffened the pose of the woman on the right and lowered her head to add fear into her form.

Here is my color study, well it's more of a tonal study than a color study, but I did attempt to plan out what colors to use for atmospheric mood. This scan of this study is not very faithful to the actual study, but it doesn't matter, I will be altering the colors. More studies are needed.

A few hours were devoted to developing heavy textures with soft textures, as well as the lights and darks of the "landscape." This is a fun painting to do. I have a vision in my head of what it should be. When I close my eyes, it is as clear as a glass of spring water. When I open my eyes, I am not clear of what I need to do to achieve my vision.

A series of sketches for a concept not developing the way I want it to. I am just not thinking of or feeling a meaningful reason for the three dancers. Maybe I will return to original concept the center woman stood alone.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Works in Progress

I am feverishly sketching and beginning a group of oil paintings in preparation for a August show at the Philadelphia Sketch Club. I will be sharing the downstairs gallery space with my good friend Steve Iwanczuk.

(Above) The left sketch has freehand drawn (made up) hands and arms. The right sketch was completed after two models assisted me (thank you, Valerie and Deanne) in understanding what the human anatomy can't do. Before I transfer to my recently prepped linens, I think I will complete a third sketch combining certain details of the two sketches.

The first of possibly many layers of paint.