Category Archives: Portraits

No Model

The model didn’t show up to our figure group this morning. I haven’t been able to make it on a Saturday for weeks (or months?) and she doesn’t show! Just my luck! I drew a few of the other artists … Continue reading

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September Selfie

My annual self portrait. I did a time lapse video of this. It’s on my Facebook page. I did most of it with a limited palette of quinacridone crimson, Naples yellow, and cerulean blue. I had to add some darker … Continue reading

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Staycation 2019

Every summer my wife takes our kids to visit her family and I get stuck at home taking care of all our animals. I get a week of not having to cook or parent and as much time as I … Continue reading

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Revised

There were a couple of things I didn’t like about yesterday’s portrait so I tried to fix some of them today. Also, my wife thought I made myself look too young so I tried to fix that. I think what … Continue reading

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Sick Kid

I had a sick kid at home today so I couldn’t go outside to play. Instead I set up a mirror by the couch while he binge-watched Bob’s Burgers. It was a convenient opportunity for me to practice with oils. … Continue reading

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No Model

The model didn’t show up this morning so some of the other artists were generous enough to take turns posing. 15 minute poses. And after lunch I did a quick plein air from the roof of our house. It was … Continue reading

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Me Again

I finished this today. My drawing is obviously wobbly and inaccurate, but that comes from my process and my lack of interest in belaboring it. I think it’s close enough for my once a year selfie. I’m a little embarrassed … Continue reading

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Me

Day 12 of the challenge. I started a self portrait but ran out of time when parental responsibility called me back to duty. Maybe I’ll work on it again another day. It’s pretty wobbly because I don’t draw first before … Continue reading

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Piano man

Today our model sat and played the piano while we worked. This was a quick sketch in my sketchbook at lunch.

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Strada Challenge (week 4)

Another week of the challenge down and one more week to go. What was left of hurricane Jose was off the coast of Rhode Island for most of the week. I got outside on the windy days but had to stay … Continue reading

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