FIGURE PAINTINGS FROM LIFE
A few of my figure paintings from life, by eye, in acrylic and oil. I did these in Beverly Bledsoe’s Life Painting courses at Otis College of Arts and Design.
DETAIL AFTER BELLOTTO’S DRESDEN FROM THE RIGHT BANK OF THE ELBE
Detail (second image) after Bellotto’s Dresden from the Right Bank of the Elbe, above the Augustusbrucke.
7.5″ x 10″
Oil on masonite
Audio from Daniel Dennet’s Magic of Consciousness presentation.
GOD EMPEROR CLAUDIUS
This video shows my process from my original photograph of the Vatican museum’s bust of Claudius, through photo editing, to layout in pencil, and painting in acrylic on canvas (36″ x 48″). The recital of Robert Graves’ “The Sibyl’s Prophecy” is from I, Claudius, BBC, 1976.
SKULLS, SKETCHES, AND METHODS
A few sketches from life (death, actually). The first batch are very quick outlines done while playing with a camera lucida. The last one was done by eye, over an hour or so, using a rough approximation of Sight-Size method.
86″ x 45″ x 4.5″
A loose line drawing of an Akkadian artifact—a small trinket depicting a lion—faintly peeking out from the multicolored backdrop.
Abstract paintings in acrylic and latex on canvas and canvas board.
Sizes range from 11″ x 14″ to 30″ x 22″.
Acrylic on canvas board
16″ x 20″