Friday, October 30, 2009

Adrian and Diana at the Firehouse

I worked on this since we painted Adrian trying to develop a unified feeling and story of the model and the painter.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Adrian, Our Actor Model

I didn't really have a big plan for this picture, other than achieving a likeness. In all of them, I have tried to paint the figure and not necessarily to do a portrait. I did strive to catch the quality of Adrian's body, as he is a thin guy with a well-toned body. I was also into his shirt, which was he most wonderful green color. I used a lot of tranparencies for the skin, and some new (better quality)paints I bought: cadmium yellow deep and pyrrole orange. Rebeca

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Today I had a yen to draw, not paint. So I was able to do three portraits of Adrian.
The first one, in charcoal, is the best. The second one, in bright colors, gave me a chance to go crazy with oil pastels. It was fun, but the results are only so-so. The third, in pastels, sanguine conte, and pencil, came out okay.
(I don't understand how this blogging program orders the pictures! The first one I posted, the charcoal drawing, came out last when published.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Leaving out the detail

In both these paintings I tried to leave out as much detail as possible as long as possible. Rain I worked on in the studio afterwards. Adrian I was planning on working on but decided to leave it like it is.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Rain is an aerialist, young and athletic, so
we asked her to do a standing pose and she
agreed. She held the pose well and did a great
I'm not sure about the background on this one.
The stark black-and-white screen almost overpowers the figure. My favorite part of this painting is the head and torso. It's nice to paint some bare flesh for a change!

Monday, October 12, 2009


I agree with Diana that Bruce is an excellent model. This 20 x 16" acrylic painting flowed. A good part of it is that he sat perfectly still, his pose never changing, not even by a centimeter. The other part is that we worked in absolute silence, broken only by Nina Simone and Diana Krall.