Monday, April 20, 2009

Get Thee to the Library

No pics yet, just wanted to comment on a promising book I picked up at the Library today.  "The Romantic West" with an awesome painting on the cover (one of my favorites that I found on wikipedia several months back) "The Wreck of the 'Hope'" by Caspar David Freidrich.

Anyway, the whole book started with the end of the French revolution, and how the middle class, industrialization, and get this "loose credit" affected portraiture.  I'm taking notes for Figure Drawing this Wednesday.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Studio Work

Finally made it back up to the studio.  Spent 8 hours working (very little goofing off).  I'm proud of that.

This painting is from a set of works I started in Life Drawing class at the Glassel.  The originals were done in crayon, and I'm trying to capture that affect in the paint.  This was just the first pass, so it's hard to tell if it will work.

Here is the Red Elephant painting I started a while back, it's almost done.  Of course, you probably notice the elephant is no longer red.  Ah well, I think the change was an improvement.  Again, I apologize for the cell phone resolution.  The colors on the original are much better.