Monday, August 9, 2010

Murray rocks!

My Kind of Star
Oil on panel

This is Murray. He is a super, fantastic life drawing model who sat for my life painting workshop last month. I started this painting during one of the workshop days- from life obviously- and finished it this weekend from a photo. Man, I really love this guys face. This painting and perhaps a few others will be hanging at Ingram Gallery in a few days as part of their Summer Series ll show.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Waxed Margo

Study of Margo
oil and carbon on plaster under bees wax

This lovely young woman is Margo. She is a student of mine. She is a combination of carbon drawing and oils. The surface is a wood panel covered in a thin layer of plaster (sanded). I wanted a surface that I could both draw and paint on. When she was finished I brushed on a fairly thick coat of melted beeswax and burnished it with a metal canning lid.