Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Mark is an amateur model but a very good one.
His dramatic, intense features seemed to
demand a lively treatment. I used hatch marks
to create the planes of the face and exaggerated
the colors in his complexion. Usually I try to even
out the skin tones in a painting with layers of
glazes, but in this case I omitted all that.
This is in acrylics on paper, about 18" x 24"

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


This was my first opportunity to paint Jenny. She wore a wonderful, richly-colored velvet top. Her face has a lot of interesting planes and contours, which looked better before I softened them with a layer of overpainting. The eyes aren't quite right either. Still, it was fun. This painting is in acrylics on paper, about 18" x 24".