Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I haven't posted in a while so here's a still life. More to come, and as always feel free to comment or criticize.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Figure Drawing Workshop

I will be having a figure drawing workshop at Suite 106 art gallery at the Jacksonville Landing. The workshop will be held for four sessions every Tuesday starting May 4. The cost is $80 plus a $10 model fee. Space is limited to eight students.


Vine charcoal
graphite pencils
kneaded eraser
newsprint pad (18 x 24 or larger)
Drawing paper (I use Strathmore 400, 18 x 24)

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This was my attempt to really push the light/dark contrast, so I arranged the darker bowl in the shadow and the white cup in the cool light. I used the blue scarf to put some color in the composition. This was also my first time drawing and painting pansies. Hopefully I'll do better next time. The colors and the white really "pop" when you see it in real life, so I don't think that the photo does the painting justice. I'll probably take a few more pictures and see where it goes from there. Feel free to comment or criticize.