Monday, August 22, 2011


Christopher posed 2 sessions for us. I did several sketches of him in pencil and one in charcoal. Here are two of them that I did with pencil. I used the 2H, HB and 4B graphite pencils on acid-free sketch paper.   The sizes were 11"x 14".   
  Philip Ng


Diana is always nice. One day she did a short pose for us before  we started a painting session. This was a pencil rendering on a 11" x 14" 65lb paper.

Philip Ng

Friday, August 19, 2011

Evening Session Paintings

Iris Sabre sent these two paintings to post. She works in oil in our Tuesday evening session so both of these were done in one session. We have a different model each week.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Christopher in Biker Gear

Christopher posed for us twice in his "biker" gear at the Tuesday morning group.  The preliminary sketch is sanguine on paper and the finished oil painting is 16"x20".  I have sketched Christopher in the past in other groups, but never with his clothes on!  I loved his Fu Man Chu beard, but didn't feel it necessary to include in the final painting.   Teresa Chuh

Diana Blackwell shows at Bridge Art Space

We are happy to announce Diana's  show at Bridge Art Space in Richmond. Many of these strong pieces were done in our Tuesday morning figure group. See you at the reception!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Juliana in the Evening

Juliana took a beautiful pose. This is a 24 by 30 canvas. i worked with large shapes and brush strokes and finished in only two hours. Decided not to add any more detail. This photo got cropped somehow and will replace it when I take a better one.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Red Camisole

This 18 x 24" acrylic gave me a good "run for the money," as it took everything I had to finish it in three hours. There are some revisions I'd like to make, but overall, I'm happy with it.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Christopher did a wonderful pose in tough-guy biker get-up. I had a blast doing four studies of him in dry media. These three head studies are the most successful. The black/white one is charcoal on plain paper. The other two are pastel/charcoal/colored pencil on watercolor paper treated with sauce.