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Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!


Phoebe Reading... waiting on me to suggest a pose for a sketch.  Hand pressed into her face...so engrossed in the latest book she didn't realize I already painted her vignette. (9'x12').

Hope everyone had a great holiday!  For those in my class see you tonight.

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5 comments:

  1. Wow. Difficult angle on the foreshortened face, perfectly placed. Nice edges and hand, too.

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  2. I love this. I often think that these fresh and immediate"sketches" or vignettes are the best paintings. Happy New Year to you.

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  3. Thanks for the nice comments.

    I really enjoy the looser work too! they are like a performance, you can't go back and fix them (you will likely ruin anything good in them), so they are what they are. They stand as a moment captured in paint, with its flaws and sometimes sparks of the painter I wish to be. I think painters especially respond to these because they understand the balance between quality and failure in a sketch like this can rest in as little as one brushstroke. Sometimes you take the ugly with the good to preserve that 'something' a sketch has.

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  4. These paintings capture mood and texture really well, and I'm especially interested in the pose in the piece depicted above. It's funny that the subject was engrossed in a textbook; she looks so upset! Very good either way.

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