Recent figure drawing

Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Alla-Prima Painting, Drawing, Life Drawing, Life Painting, Portrait, Raphaël | 1 Comment »

Now in Ottawa, I’m excited to have found the The Drawing Room Studio. Sarah Lacy, the artist who runs the studio, is a classically trained artist. This translates into wonderful long poses with good lighting, and well planned easel and chair spacing so that everyone can see the model.

Though I would love to attend every session, weekend “family-time” prevents me from doing so. Nonetheless, here are some of my drawings from those poses.

charcoal drawing

I completed this drawing in charcoal on the Saturday

oil painting

… and this painting on the Sunday, my first figure painting in a LONG time!

charcoal drawing

Completed this portrait in charcoal on the Saturday

charcoal drawing

… and this figure on the Sunday, of the same pose.

charcoal drawing

And not from life, but from a photo, this is a sketch of my son, for a possible upcoming drawing and/or painting.

More landscapes

Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Flowers, Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

I haven’t taken the time to post much. But here are a couple of paintings that I posted on Instagram. I had a hard time photographing these two, being very shaded with dark areas that have a lot of glare (note the upper right corner of Goutweed which should me much darker with purple notes.) Consequently, the photos are not super accurate, but are close enough (and as good as it gets with my current technology!)

Goutweed 11x14

oil on board
My neighbour’s yard in Kingston, Ontario

A Quiet Place 11x14

A Quiet Place
oil on board
Frontenac Provincial Park, Ontario