Thursday, April 28, 2011

Diana at the Firehouse

Diana modeled recently for us in the evening and took a beautiful pose. I worked on a 24 by 36 canvas. I like that size for the compositions I have been doing in the room. It was more interesting to work on a model I knew.  I think I caputered some of her vibrancy.    Karen

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Colorful Portrait

It's  amazing what a rainbow wig can do for a model.
Here is a sample oil painting using one.
It kind of reminds me of the poster for the musical HAIR 

16 x 20  oil              Leo Zubritsky

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jennings Models at the Firehouse

I did the portrait study of Jennings in one session.  It happended there was a white wall background behind the model this time.  I painted the portrait loosely and with bold brush strokes.  It was an oil on a 11" x 14" canvas panel.    Philip Ng

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Prudence & Jennings

I did about six drawings of Jennings. This pencil portrait is my favorite. The drawing of his hands is done in pastel and china marker on paper treated with gouache and sauce. The session with Prudence was difficult because a power failure forced us to draw in the dark for over an hour.