Katie/Life Drawing

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Blog, In Progress | 3 comments

Katie/Life Drawing

This is one of my favorite life-drawing models to draw.  She is not only a very pretty young lady, but a very nice person, too.  As a nude model, she can remain very still (not an easy fete) and is comfortable in her own skin helping capture the image in as artistic a manner as possible.  She is somewhat double jointed and has very interesting positions she might place her hands or feet in that add such an intriguing “twist” to a life-drawing.  I’m hopeful I will be able to arrange a sitting that will enable me to capture something I could paint.  I hope you enjoy this charcoal drawing of one of my favorite life-drawing...

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Getting down the basics/Harlem Meth. Church

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Blog, In Progress | 0 comments

Getting down the basics/Harlem Meth. Church

I’m laying down the basics before addressing the finishing touches to include the stained glass windows, more landscaping for the grounds, shading to show depth, and cleaning up the rough spots.  I think you can see the church emerging now.  Go to my Commissions page to view the completed work.

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Harlem Methodist Church

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Blog, In Progress | 0 comments

Harlem Methodist Church

As with almost all of my commissions, portraits, and important pieces, I usually begin with a pencil study of the subject to work out all of the challenges before offering to others for viewing.  This architectural piece is a little out of my realm, but has been interesting to attempt. The church is the wedding venue for a family member of the client that hired me.  It is in the old southern town of Harlem, Georgia, home town of the beloved comedian and actor Oliver Hardy of Laurel and Hardy fame.

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Pink Camelia

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Blog, In Progress | 0 comments

Pink Camelia

Though the camellia was originally found and named by Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel in the Philippines, these beautiful flowers are found all over the world now.  They thrive in the warm tropical climates best and are the state flower for South Carolina.  I have used a technique with my colored pencils that make the pencil painting look softer and more like watercolor.  Follow this work to it’s completion and purchase it on http://etsy.me/15zOakY

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