Thursday, June 30, 2011


In late June it rained very hard outside the gallery, but it was warm inside. Our model, Ricardo, was wearing a bright warm orange T-shirt with a shiny purple violet scarf. This is a figure study I did with soft pastel on Carson pastel paper. The size is 19" x 29"   Philip Ng

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Terry has an interesting face with lots of

character. I did three studies of him in acrylic on paper. This was the most successful of them.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Making Comments

We like to hear comments about the work we are doing in our figure painting groups and wish more people would post and more would give comments. But recently a number of blog followers have had trouble posting comment to the site.  I you have tried but have been unable to post a comment please let us know and at the rea.rebaren@gmail email.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Comments: Harder now????

Am I the only person who is having trouble posting comments here?
Even though I'm logged in, and Blogger/EBFP knows who I am, I can't
post comments any more because every time I try to, I am asked to
select a "profile" from a list that includes nothing that pertains to me.
Anybody else have this problem?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Red Prom Dress

I was completely interested in the dress and not so much on the figure in this painting. I wanted to depict shiny red satin.

Lorraine in a Blue Leotard

Having seen paintings by Egon Schiele in Vienna recently, I was itching to try something new. So I tried to break out of my box (and paint like Schiele). These don't look anything like Schiele's work, but they are a slight departure from my usual drill.

I keep trying to do something different, and must confess I find it very difficult. Even though I don't think of myself as having much of a "style," whatever "style" I do possess seems very hard to escape.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Our First Nude in a While

The Firehouse just acquired these great curtains, so now we can paint nudes if we want to. Considering that is the first one I paint in more than a year, I have two things to say: It is possible to see the gradations of the flesh tones at night, even with incandescent light. Your eyes eventually get used to this over a period of months. Also, using gel helps you control opacity. This makes it easier to depict flesh with acrylic. Lately, I've been experimenting with applying layers of opposite values with a paint knife, then scraping through them or blending them to form various grays. To see what this looks like, look at the wall.