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Shapes, sizes and Age

One of the attractions of life drawing is the variation of models that offer to pose for the group, all sizes, shapes and age make for a new venue on a regular basis. This model was exceptionally tall and slender and another opportunity to portray the human figure. The first 2 are the same pose just different media and technique.

Lindsay 3 hd

Lindsay 2 hd

Lindsay hd

Manatee Migration over Sanibel

We occasionally bump into pods of manatee while out in the kayaks, big, lumbering and a little shy, it’s always a treat to float motionless amongst them as they go about feeding on the sea grass. This is pen and ink with watercolour and a bit of a stretch on reality…I can just imagine them migrating like geese in formation above the gulf coast of Florida (Sanibel Island and the causeway), airborne blimps.

Manatee Migration hd

Crab Culture

A couple of crabs from a different perspective, these guys walk funny, look funny and are fun to watch. Oil 9″x12″

crab culture hd

Two Palms – Captiva

Joined a plein aire paintout group at a small chapel located in a clearing just feet from the ocean on Captiva Island, a good mix of sun and shade led to this piece, a small 9″x12″ oil.

2 Palms hd

Sleep my Beauty

This is a watercolour crayon and watercolour paints piece, a 25 minute pose, I left out as much detail as I could while still trying to capture the essence of the model, 24″x18″.
Sleep my Beauty  wc

Just some lines

Sometimes it’s easiest to just get some simple lines on paper than produce a finished piece, relax, music in the background, a great model and the lines just flow…such as…

Adelia fall 2014_01 wc

Adelia quickies_01 wc

Adelia fall 2014 2

Sara fall 2014 2_01 wc

IMG_1146_02 wc

These guys show up with the snow

Chickadees somehow appear out of no where every year when the snow flies, they travel in small groups like gypsies coming in for a quick meal at the feeder and then they’re gone. Oil and watercolour versions, they both have their own qualities.Chikadees hdChickadees hd

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