Tuesday, February 22, 2011

IF: the onion peeler

After struggling with the last portrait, this effort was almost effortless. James, my son, sat and peeled onions for me. I requested that he look philosophical/allegorical. The portrait actually looks something like him. He is a handsome fella.

Monday, February 14, 2011

IF: Sweater

 Another figure study and a potential sweater. The image is copied from a photo out of National Geographic. which was not very inspired. It is a good photo though and made a good subject for study.

Monday, February 7, 2011

IF: Reverse reherse

I wanted to paint from life again and study the figure. I have this lovely sculpture. (I believe that it is a copy of a Degas) that I discovered and bought for a few bucks at a Salvation Army in Arlington Virginia. (Those where the days before Ebay) So I painted the reverse side and the reverse reflection.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

IF surrender

Two paintings this week.

the first painting.....I surrendered to pressure form a friend and painted people. This is a portrait of my sister-in-law and my niece. based on picture taken by my sister, who is studying photography.

The second painting is a chess series piece. A surrender/checkmate