Friday, July 9, 2010

More life painting!

super quick, monochrome, oil sketch of a lovely young model

another demo oil sketch of a popular Toronto life model- spent about 2 and a half hours on this one

I taught a life painting workshop for the past 3 days- for my school the Leslieville Schoolo of Art. We had a great group of teens and a few adults and a couple of super models. I eased the group in on the first day with a demo and a sepia and white oil sketch. The second day I mixed colour flesh palettes with the students and did a more extensive demo. They all rocked their full colour oil sketches that day. Today they had about 4 and a half hours of model time to complete a third oil sketch- another full colour one. It was great fun watching how differently they all turned out and the progress of my die hard teens totally blew my mind.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Life Painting

Last night I did my first ever life painting of a painter, painting me. I worked with a great illustrator by the name of Harvey Chan. It was a total blast! We worked for about two, 50 minute stretches. I painted Harvey, who was painting me from my reflection in a full length mirror. Man,  I am already itching to do another oil sketch from life- nothing like it.

our set up at Harvey Chan's studio

my painting of Harvey
oil on wood panel

Harvey's painting of me
acrylic on board

my palette from the session