Thursday, May 26, 2011

Setting up the Model for Painting

I have put a little more effort into our set ups lately because I incorporate the background into my painting and have been getting bored with the same things over and over.  So in the morning group I used a new chair and covered the platform with a light blue cloth. In the evening we put together a scene with a bed and side table and the model looking at the paper.  I worked on these 24 by 30 canvases.  Karen

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Looking Outside

Working at the Firehouse is interesting because it is a somewhat public space and people look in and watch us at times. So I worked on a composition that focused a little more on the outside. It is a 20 by 28 acrylic.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lady in Blue Coat

Barbara posed in the Firehouse North in April. She had a beautiful blue coat on. She was gorgeous and relaxed. This is an oil on a 12 by 16 canvas panel.  Philip Ng

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Evening Session at the Firehouse

There is interesting work going on in the new evening session at the Firehouse.  There we have a long pose but a different model and pose each week. The evening light gives some of the paintings a very moody feel. Now that it stays light longer we have a changing light situation during the evening that inspires a variety of approaches.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


The two color drawings are pastel on paper

treated with sauce. The other one is graphite on

plain paper. In the pencil drawing, I enjoyed exaggerating the sloping, "Siamese cat" quality

of Micky's profile.