Saturday, October 3, 2015

"Beverly Drawing"

"Beverly Drawing," Graphite, 9x9in on Bristol Vellum. Reference: My own

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Portrait with Orange"

"Portrait with Orange," Oil on Canvas, 20x24. Based on a live model session with pose set by me. This painting was surely one that generated frustration, exhilaration, love, hate and everything in between those extremes. I painted and re-painted and re-painted. I had no experience with such a complex pose but was determined to do this painting. I learned about myself, I found patience and determination on a level that I doubted that I had. Hopefully I learned about the models too because having spent two and a half months with their photo on such an intimate level during the painting process I got to know every nook and cranny well..The models inspired me on all levels and I thank them for letting us into their lives and am happy to call them "friend.". They are beauty inside and outside. I hope to paint them for a long time to come.

Monday, September 7, 2015

"Matt in Profile,"

"Matt in Profile," Watercolor. 12x12. Global Arts Fluid Hot Press 140 lb. Paper. Reference: My own taken during live Model Session. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

"Portrait with Red,"

"Sophie with Red," Watercolor. 14x18 1/2. Fabriano Artistico 140 lb Cold Press Paper. Reference: My Own.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

"The Kid from Queens,"

"The Kid from Queens," Watercolor, 15x22. Fabriano Artistico 14- lb Rough Paper. Reference: My Own.

"Dangerous Beauty,"

"Dangerous Beauty," Waterolor, 15x20. Fabriano Artistico 140 lb Cold Press. Reference: My own from the New York Aquarium.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


"Cougar," Watercolor, 15x20. Fabriano Artistico 140 lb Cold Press Paper. Composition: My own.

"Monkey with Carrot,"

"Monkey with Carrot," Watercolor. 15x20. Fabriano Artistico 140 lb Cold Press. Reference: My own. Foray into painting completely wet-in-wet.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

On My Easel: Maryam Silent

"Maryam Silent," Oil. 11x14... initial drawing and blocking in the shadow shapes. Lots of tweaking will continue. I am happy with the feel of it for this stage.