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Monday, October 24, 2011

New painting-"Working the Hay Loader"

Here is a new painting I just finished last week. It is a 12x24 oil on linen canvas. This was from a photo taken at the Steam Engine Museum.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New head drawings

Just a post on new head drawings.
This is a head drawing lay-in, meaning one 20 minute session:

These are demonstration drawings I did for my head drawing class-from 20-25 minutes:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oil Painters of America Western Regional painting demo-Napa Valley

This past weekend Erik and I drove up to Napa Valley for a Western Regional show for Oil Painter's of America. I had been asked to do a quick painting demonstration inside the host gallery. The show was hosted by Lee Youngman Galleries. I was very fortunate to have a model who did a very good job of holding steady. I brought my portable plein air set up from Sienna Plein Air.

A quick linear lay in on an oil primed linen board to start:

Next were some massed in colors and values:

Trying to quickly cover everything in a short amount of time is a real challenge-

I did not venture into the clothing of the model-(stripes take time!) and finished the vignette with the necklace shape.

Thank you to Christine for modelling for me: