Category Archives: Figure

Fast and Slow

I still don’t have much time to paint right now but I took the day off to spend one last time with my figure group friends. First I did a fast one, then I did a slower one that I … Continue reading

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Another Breather

I’ve been very busy lately and needed a day off so I met with some friends to paint from a model. I’m a little rusty but it felt really good to paint again.

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Happy New Year

My New Year’s resolution this year is to reduce the amount of time I spend doing plein air paintings and instead focus more on producing finished studio works. I feel like I need more direction and structure in my work. Also I … Continue reading

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Another Costume

Two more watercolor sketches today done from a model in costume. Not my best work but fun to play.

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Ballerina

A rare Sunday opportunity for me to paint from a model. She wore a ballerina outfit. I decided to do multiple sketches today instead of one long painting. Here they are in the order that I did them. The last one … Continue reading

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Sleepy

Our model today was sleepy and kept dozing off so I started her head three times in the three positions she kept ending up in. Eventually she spent enough time in one general spot for me to get one face … Continue reading

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Figure Friday

Watercolors with my figure group today. This is with a limited palette of lemon yellow hue, alizarin crimson hue, and cerulean blue hue. All W&N Cotman colors from one of my first watercolor kits. Her right arm is embarrassingly too … Continue reading

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Figure Friday

It’s getting close to Halloween so our model assumed a pose similar to Morticia from the Addams Family. oils, 20×16″

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Figure Friday

Two quick watercolor sketches in my sketchbook first followed by a longer painting on gessoed paper. I was not a fan of the gessoed paper today.

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Mermaid

I went down to the river and didn’t see anything inspiring so I tried an experiment. I settled on painting a rock and tried to insert the model from the other night from memory. I had to flip her to … Continue reading

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