Saturday, November 26, 2011

Karisa in the Evening Group

 acrylic on canvas 18 by 24
Karisa looked very nice in her beautiful silky night robe. I loved the choice of the setting in the pose. The patterns of the cushions added a lot to the atmosphere of the painting.   Philip Ng

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wendell Models at the Firehouse

Wendell Sports Bling
 oil on canvas   24 by 18
Wendell was fun to paint with his strong features and proud bearing. His jewelry was also very interesting.
Iris Sabre

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Viridian Green Dress
  acrylic on 20 by 24 canvas

I liked what Lauren chose to wear for the pose. Only wish I had done her great shoes.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


A quiet, thoughtful moment as Stacey gazes at the book spread out on her lap. 
Iris Sabre

 oil on canvas  18 by 24


Karissa needed a cup of coffee or toothpicks to hold her eyes open, but she was a beautiful model. Her black kimono with the pink flowers was lovely next to her skin and masses of dark wavy hair.

 oil on canvas 18 by 24
Iris Sabre

Friday, November 11, 2011

Artist at Work

Ricardo posed for us in the evening session at the Firehouse. The canvas and the palette in the pose were actually blank canvas panels. I blocked in a portrait and made up the palette to make the painting looked more interesting. The colors on the palette in the picture were actually a copy of the colors I used in my palette. This is an acrylic on a 18" by 24" canvas.
Philip Ng

Friday, November 4, 2011

Painting Lisa at the Firehouse

When I was setting up the model I was thinking of a Milton Avery painting of a young women at a desk writing a note. I had planned on doing a set up something like that.  It turned out our model Lisa looked a lot like the women in the Avery painting.   I added some of the other painters to the composition.

Painting Lisa at the Firehouse
 acrylic on canvas  24 by 30