Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mug Shots 4x4 oil on board

Also from Karin Jurick's workshop, these two are mug shots from Karin. She did a series of 100 mug shots, which are brilliant. It's a really fun exercise to keep it loose and colorful. Some very intense and exciting things seem to happen. The mug shots are available on the internet, and I intend to do more this summer.

Karin Jurick Workshop Paintings 6x6 oil on board

Last week I had the privilege of attending a workshop with Karin Jurick, who in my opinion is one of the best "daily painters" out there. She is also a fantastic teacher, and a delight of a person to spend the best part of a week with. These are the first two paintings I did at the workshop. It's kind of hard to get back into this fast, painterly approach working from photos after about 9 months of working realistically from life/models. But I love the loose, quick method, and working from photos is very helpful for summer in VT.

The real thrill of the workshop was watching Karin's demos. I learned so much. The "Boy in Green Crocs" was from a photo Karin gave us all. The "Man in Disguise" was from one of my bench-sitter photos. I can't wait to get back to "daily painting" this summer. (A couple of weeks of travel is coming up, and then hopefully I will be back to it.)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Painting at the Met, "After Repin" 24x30 Oil on Linen

The Academy offered a class this semester in which we painted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art one afternoon a week. I chose the Repin to copy. It was an amazing experience.