Friday, March 22, 2013
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I just finished my new painting, "Unemployed On Line". In this painting I am concerned with "good" and "evil", the "have nots" and the "haves". Corporate profits are soaring while people are losing their jobs and their homes. People are being restricted and channeled and losing their rights.Congratulations to my mentor for completing this epic painting. It was an honor to be one of the people chosen to pose for this!
A tragedy and injustice in our times. I wrote an article about the development of this painting which will be printed in the September issue of the "Artist's" magazine.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
|(John Everett Millais)|
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sharon's Garden • 16" x 20" • oil on linen • August 2012
I took a day trip to L.I. yesterday to visit my friend/ classmate Sharon and paint in her lovely backyard.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Later that evening I cracked open my new watercolor sketchbook and painted this green girl from a black and white photo. I'm starting to love the idea of using a limited palette...
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Here is an outline of how he begins painting a figure composition:
1. Conceptual pencil sketches.
2. Painting studies of each model.
3. Compositional pencil sketches based on the painting studies.
4. Place a one inch grid over the compositional study to be used which, in this case, is 4" x 8".
5. Stretch a canvas, 40" x 80", the same proportion as the sketch, and draw a 10" grid.
6. In charcoal approximate the position and size of the figures.
7. Paint, in a direct alla prima manner, each model as a loosely painted block in from life. So far in this painting each model posed 3 or 4 hours.
8. When all the models and background have been blocked in the development of the forms and the composition will proceed, with the models returning for several sessions each.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
You will need to clean up your glass palette after painting. Yes, it's true! An easy way to do that is to use a razor blade to scrape the paint right off. I created this razor blade handle/stand combo out of polymer clay that I baked and then sanded down for a nice smooth finish.
P.S. Right now I have heavy weight striped paper straws across the top and bottom used to transport the painting panel. I might switch to a more stable permanent solution shortly.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I have 10 paintings on exhibit at the Art of Brooklyn Festival in downtown Brooklyn. The festival celebrates the art, music, and films of Brooklyn's creative community. The opening is tonight , August 20th, and runs until August 27th at the St. Francis College Theater at 180 Remsen St. , Brooklyn, NY 11201
From the website:
"THE ART OF BROOKLYN is the first festival to bring “old” and “new” Brooklyn together to celebrate the creative energy that makes our borough one of the most exciting places in the world. We embrace artists from all over New York City; helping them gain exposure for their work while giving audiences the chance to experience points of view that might not otherwise get seen. Because to us, all Brooklyns are created equal."
Ticket and schedule info can be found on the website. As a special offer all artists can purchase $5 tickets online at http://www. brownpapertickets.com/event/ 181514 and enter password: ARTIST
Friday, August 19, 2011
Here is a quick painted sketch I did of Marisa a few days ago.
I was frustrated with the painting I was working on of the other model (we have 2 models for 3 weeks in August) so I decided to come back to Marisa's side of the room. I'm really glad I did, it gave me a chance to think about how I was going to deal with the other painting and it was really fun painting simply and boldly (with a BIG brush) again for a little bit. It felt like a cold splash of water to the face! Am I being too dramatic? Yes, probably.
Tonight is the last night of Max Ginsburg's Summer class (tear). I am going to miss my fellow classmates! I have one more painting to show from the Summer session and then a short break.
Also, I have 10 paintings on display in downtown Brooklyn at The Art of Brooklyn Festival. I will give more details about that later tonight or tomorrow.