I like how watercolour pigments give a gentle wash to nudes however sometimes a crisp edge helps define the shape, these are watercolours with charcoal for definition.
I’ve been a bit negligent with the upkeep of this blog however for good reason, I put my art work on the back burner and devoted the summer to a long sought destination…the Arctic Ocean in Northern Alaska by motorcycle. It was an incredible journey to a unique part of the continent filled with warm people, cool temperatures and thousands of miles of gravel road adventures. I can’t help but think that some essence of Alaska will find it’s way into my paintings, for now here are a few pictures of the trip of my lifetime.
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.
A couple of crabs from a different perspective, these guys walk funny, look funny and are fun to watch. Oil 9″x12″
Most of my life drawings are pencil or charcoal but when I see a pose that really catches me I pull out the watercolours and get the image down in 20 minutes. It’s fast and loose, 20 minutes isn’t much but I think it creates some of the best work I produce.
CRIMSON POSE – SOLD
I spent a couple of months in Florida and usually carried a sketchbook and drawing supplies with me, these are a few of the pen and ink plein aire sketches. They’re small 9″x12″ so work well as give aways for friends etc. Three of them were donated to a cancer fundraiser…always a good cause that is worth donating to since I’m a survivor myself.