Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
This is one of the main reasons that I came to study in Annapolis. I wanted to understand the planes of the human head better so that I could have a better understanding to my approach of portraits. This is the result of three days of study and work. When the life size heads were completed we started smaller models just to go over one more time the basic structure of the head. I loved this class and even though it was a grooling three days 9 AM to 4PM I was sad when it was over. I would recommend my instructor, Rick Casali, to anyone who wants to learn human anatomy for artists. The last photo show Rick with the remains of the day!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This block study is from drawing class. My teacher, Andree Tullier is great at teaching the tools needed to draw freehand. We measure angles and distances with a straight thin stick or paintbrush handle. With these blocks we also studied tones using a six tone scale that we placed on the edge of our drawings.
In figure drawing, we are learning to look "inside" the body for the rib cage and pelvis. We try to find the "long lines" and we observe the slant of the shoulders, mid-section and hips. We learn to look at the flow of the human body because it truly is amazing the way the muscles flow together.
In Pastel Portraiture we are learning about the planes of the head and how to describe these in pastel. This class is very difficult for me because I have very little experience with pastels. They are very messy and wonderful in the way that their colors just jump out. I think once I learn how to handle the medium, I will love creating pastel portraits. This portrait is about half way done. I hope that the model can sit for me again.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
My thanks go to the El-ghadi's for choosing me to paint their family and for the kindness and openness that they have shown to me throughout this long and happy process.
You can click on the image of the painting to zoom in for more detail!