Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Rumor

The Rumor, 12" x 16", colored pencil and watersoluble pastel on board

I recently finished another still life, this time going back to working with colored pencil. This one's kind of humorous, and I had fun with the bold colors. I'm not sure yet whether I'll try another still life next or go back to portraits/figures... we'll see!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Starting Still Life

Family Secret, 9x12, oil on panel

I recently finished my first still life shown above, and I am already beginning another. I am enjoying a change of pace from portraits, though faces and hands are still my favorite subjects. For this next still life I decided to use to colored pencil on a sanded surface (Pastelbord), with an underpainting with watersoluble pastels (Neocolor). Also, my next still life is simpler than the one shown here - no dolls, just fruit! I should be finished with it sometime in the next few days, and will post an image shortly thereafter.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Salmagundi Club Non-Member Show Reception

This past Friday I attended the reception for the Salmagundi Club 32nd Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-Members. I was really blown away at the high quality of work on display, and the drew quite a large crowd of people. Below are some photos of the event (including one of my model next to his portrait):