Thursday, December 11, 2008

I've been doing a lot of figure drawing in the last couple of months. mainly at Steve Carpenter's Gallery on Monday nights. It's a great group with many accomplished artists and a cool setup.

They have one model do short poses from 6-8 PM and then a second model will do one long pose from 8-10 PM. The second model will repeat his/her pose for 4 consecutive weeks, allowing artists to paint from life as well as doing short sketches. It's been a lot of fun and I've been posting the highlights to my flickr account.

This last one is my first finished painting in ages! Executed in watercolors on Arches Cold-pressed paper measuring 9" x 12.25", it was included in the Memorial Art Gallery's student show in the Creative Workshop which just came down. So, not only my first painting in maybe a decade but also my first exhibited work since 2000. Pretty big step for me...

I'd appreciate any feedback on these or any of my other work.