Friday, October 31, 2014

Feelings Within, Second Week

Feelings Within, Second Week

“B” was back in the same pose this morning for a second week. Today I painted her again in another medium.
I wonder if the feelings have changed?
16”x 20” Acrylic on canvas pad

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"MT" A Quiet Moment

“MT” A Quiet Moment

A sketch from an earlier pose a few days ago. He later introduced us to his boxing days (previous post).
18”x 24” pastel on colored paper

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Remembering the Good Fight

Remembering The Good Fight

Leaving an Opening

Belly Punch

Unanticipated Result

“MT” modeled for a costumed figure drawing session yesterday wearing equipment from his boxing days. It was clear he still isn’t sure those days are over. There were poses requested to get a better view of his face he objected to. His trainer/coach would have a fit, he said, leaving him so open to an easy blow to the head.
1st and 2nd: 9”x 12” fountain pen, oil sanguine and chalk on toned paper
3rd and 4th: 17”x 14” ballpoint pen on mixed use paper.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Portraits of "GE"

Portraits of “GE”

I did a portrait of him earlier this month playing a completely different character. Yesterday, he was looking seriously important and military. The two drawings of “GE” above are from the same pose yesterday. I finished his portrait with about twenty minutes to go. So I sketched another, showing more of him.
Both: 9”x 12” fountain pen and chalk on toned paper

Monday, October 27, 2014

Formations on the Island Shores

Formations on the Island Shores

I have a memory of seeing history in these island formations. It was like a record of where the survivors fell and a chronicle of those who continued, formed into rock. These islands formed by the fallen as their last breath leaked out. Giants were next to the hardly visible at all. Some were so much smaller, some so much larger than I. Some appeared to be in agony. Others surely ended in the arms of another, obviously in love.
Islands off Solitude
8.5”x 6” ballpoint pen