Monday, November 29, 2010

Materials: Stretching a Canvas

Hey all,
Many of you probably already know this, but my wife is also a painter. She recently started a blog, and she is doing a series of posts on how to stretch a canvas. If you are at all interested in such a thing go check it out.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Watts Atelier Winter 2011 Schedule

Hey all,
The new Watts Atelier schedule is out. Some points of interest, from my point of view, are the figure painting and character design classes I am teaching.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Alla Prima Friday (Nov 26)

After last weeks painting being ruined by a mediocre head I thought I would take a shot at another portrait. I still need to work on my edges, amongst other things.
9 x 12 on canvas panel.

Life Drawing Studies and Demos (Nov 2010)

25 min +/-

5 min quicksketch

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Reilly Papers

Portrait artist and student of the Reilly lineage, John Ennis has recently set up a blog "The Reilly Papers". This blog will focus on revealing and exploring the first hand notes of Frank J. Reilly for the first time in a public forum. I am beside myself with excitement. I encourage any and all aspiring artists of any kind to follow this blog closely.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Alla Prima Friday

2hr+ figure gesture

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm Back

Hey all,
After a long week of fun and art at Illuxcon (more on that later), I am back. I spent that last week with a great group of old friends, Lucas Graciano, Mike Hayes, Ryan Schutter and Tom Babbey, and one new one Arthur Loftis. I have known Arthur in passing for awhile now,
but this is the first time I have spent any time hanging out with him. He strikes me as an easy going young man who can blend into many different situation and make those around him feel at ease. Now you may ask why I am writing about Arthur, well he is participating in Movember. This is charity in which men (and women I suppose?) grow mustaches to raise money for prostate cancer treatment. So please, click here and head over to his page and support this worthy cause

photo courtesy of William Sentman

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Inside the Artist's Studio: Anatomy (Torso Side) part 2

I am heading out IlluxCon tonight, so posting for the next week may be slim to non-existent. I am not sure what the Wi-Fi situation will be and most everyone I would want to do a guest blog is going to be there as well.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Gesture Portrait part II

Here is another quick painting I did today about 2 hours. I experimented with a new palette today that has a chromatic and tonal version of each primary. Cad Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cad Red, Transparent Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black, and White.

oil 9 x 12

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Inside the Artist's Studio: Anatomy (Torso Side) part 1

Side view skeleton, over the next month of Wednesdays I will able to show (more clearly) the muscles, such as the serratus anterior, that move from anterior to posterior (or visa versa) on the torso.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Preview: The Spider & Domino Lady

This is a prose comic that I just finished the interiors for, coming soon from Moonstone Books.