Saturday, February 28, 2009

02.28.2009

Candice, Seated In Semi-Profile, Resting Her Head In Her Interlocked Hands
title: Candice, Seated In Semi-Profile, Resting Her Head In Her Interlocked Hands
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $200.00

Friday, February 27, 2009

02.27.2009

Lillian, Seated With Legs Crossed, Holding A Blue Fan In Her Right Hand
title: Lillian, Seated With Legs Crossed, Holding A Blue Fan In Her Right Hand
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $150.00

Thursday, February 26, 2009

02.26.2009

Female Nude, Seated In Profile, Her Arms At Her Sides
title: Female Nude, Seated In Profile, Her Arms At Her Sides
size: 8.5x14 in.
medium: pencil (on computer paper)
price: $75.00


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

02.25.2009

Seated Male Nude (Omar), In Profile And Reverse, Leaning Back On His Left Arm
title: Seated Male Nude (Omar), In Profile And Reverse, Leaning Back On His Left Arm
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
SOLD

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

02.24.2009

Jim, Seated In Profile, Resting His Left Elbow On His Knee, Wearing A Red Turban
title: Jim, Seated In Profile, Resting His Left Elbow On His Knee, Wearing A Red Turban
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
SOLD

Monday, February 23, 2009

02.23.2009

Seated Female Nude, Waring A Green Bandanna, Her Hands Resting On Her Legs
title: Seated Female Nude, Waring A Green Bandanna, Her Hands Resting On Her Legs
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $200.00

Sunday, February 22, 2009

02.22.2009

Standing Female Nude, Waring A Green Bandanna, Her Right Hand Resting On Her Left Shoulder
title: Standing Female Nude, Waring A Green Bandanna, Her Right Hand Resting On Her Left Shoulder
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $200.00

Saturday, February 21, 2009

02.21.2009

Female Nude, Seated In Profile, Resting Her Head In Her Left Hand
title: Female Nude, Seated In Profile, Resting Her Head In Her Left Hand
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $150.00

Friday, February 20, 2009

02.20.2009

Candice, Standing In Semi-Profile, Resting Her Interlocked Hands On Her Left Hip
title: Candice, Standing In Semi-Profile, Resting Her Interlocked Hands On Her Left Hip
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
SOLD

Thursday, February 19, 2009

02.19.2009

Amber Ray, Seated In Profile, Looking Over Her Left Shoulder, With A Pink Flower In Her Hair
title: Amber Ray, Seated In Profile, Looking Over Her Left Shoulder, With A Pink Flower In Her Hair
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $200.00

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

02.18.2009

Reclining Female Nude, With Her Left Leg Raised
title: Reclining Female Nude, With Her Left Leg Raised
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $200.00

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

02.17.2009

Female Nude, Standing With Her Arms Folded, Her Black Dress Slipped Off Her Left Shoulder
title: Female Nude, Standing With Her Arms Folded, Her Black Dress Slipped Off Her Left Shoulder
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $200.00

Monday, February 16, 2009

02.16.2009

Dirty Martini, Standing Holding Her Hands In Front Of Her
title: Dirty Martini, Standing Holding Her Hands In Front Of Her
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $150.00


It's been over a year since I've drawn Dirty Martini. She is one of the top burlesque dancers in the country and her schedule is quite busy. It was good to have her back.

The washes in this drawing got a bit messy but the line-work seems to pull everything together.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

02.15.2009

Isis, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Left Hand Resting On Her Right Shoulder, Head Slightly Tilted
title: Isis, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Left Hand Resting On Her Right Shoulder, Head Slightly Tilted
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $150.00


I'm changing up my colors to help me focus more on the values. Or maybe I'm too lazy to go to the store and get my regular colors. Hey it's winter here in New York. It's really cold out there.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

02.14.2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Candice, Seated In Reverse, Her Legs Off To The Side, Leaning On Her Right Arm
title: Candice, Seated In Reverse, Her Legs Off To The Side, Leaning On Her Right Arm
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $200.00

Friday, February 13, 2009

02.13.2009

Isis, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Arms Raised And Folded Above Her Head
title: Isis, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Arms Raised And Folded Above Her Head
size: 8.5x14 in.
medium: pencil (on computer paper)
price: $75.00


Thursday, February 12, 2009

02.12.2009

Standing Female Nude, Wearing Frilly Panties, Embracing Herself
title: Standing Female Nude, Wearing Frilly Panties, Embracing Herself
size: 8.5x14 in.
medium: pencil (on computer paper)
price: $75.00


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

02.11.2009

Faux Maux, Seated In Profile And Reverse, Leaning Back On Her Left Arm
title: Faux Maux, Seated In Profile And Reverse, Leaning Back On Her Left Arm
size: 8.5x14 in.
medium: pencil (on computer paper)
price: $75.00




I forgot my sketchbook the day I did this. Luckily the Society was kind enough to lend me come copy paper. Back when I was a kid, just starting to take drawing seriously, I used to draw on this stuff like it was going out of style. I still use it for sketching.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

02.10.2009

Faux Maux, Standing In Semi-Profile, Leaning On Her Left Arm, Her Right Arm At Her Side
title: Faux Maux, Standing In Semi-Profile, Leaning On Her Left Arm, Her Right Arm At Her Side
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $150.00


Focused more on the contours in this piece. The watercolors are there to add solidity to the shapes.

Monday, February 9, 2009

02.09.2009

Faux Maux, Seated In Profile, Looking Over Her Left Shoulder
title: Faux Maux, Seated In Profile, Looking Over Her Left Shoulder
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $150.00

Sunday, February 8, 2009

02.08.2009

Faux Maux, Standing In Profile, Leaning On A Cane
title: Faux Maux, Standing In Profile, Leaning On A Cane
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $100.00


Another new model, Mo (who's stage name is Faux Maux, and also lives in Astoria), modeled while quite pregnant*. This is not new to me or the Society. We had a model in late pregnancy when I first started working at the Society. What was surprising about Mo was how well she held her poses.

* EDIT: Thanks to my my friend Darcy Dahl (who used to moderate the figure drawing sessions at Haven Arts) who emailed me to tell me that Faux Maux is not actually pregnant. In her own words: "I started calling myself 'deformed' only last year. I had to explain my deformity to art classes. 'No. I'm not pregnant.' 'No, I can't do that pose.'"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

02.07.2009

Candice, Seated Cross-Legged, Her Head Leaning Back Slightly
title: Candice, Seated Cross-Legged, Her Head Leaning Back Slightly
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Friday, February 6, 2009

02.06.2009

Amelia, Standing In Profile, Wearing A White Frills Around Her Neck
title: Amelia, Standing In Profile, Wearing A White Frills Around Her Neck
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pastel
price: $200.00


This drawing is from another rowdy night at the Society from a few weeks back. This was a new model, who came dressed as a male clown along with Amber Ray as a female clown. As the night wore on they slowly disrobed. That night we were also celebrating the 18th birthday of Lynne Foster's (one of the organizers of Society's Jazz & Sketch sessions) son, Guy. During this pose, Amelia sang a great rendition of Nina Simone's Feeling Good without moving. How's that for an 18th birthday party?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

02.05.2009

Candice, Seated, Her Right Arm Draped Over Her Right Knee
title: Candice, Seated, Her Right Arm Draped Over Her Right Knee
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil, pastel
price: $200.00


I used a hint of pastels in the face around the eyes, nose and lips.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

02.04.2009

600th Nude!!!

Lillian, Seated Cross-Legged, Wearing Red Sunglasses
title: Lillian, Seated Cross-Legged, Wearing Red Sunglasses
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil, pastel
SOLD


Detail:
Lillian, Seated Cross-Legged, Wearing Red Sunglasses (Detail)


This painting just magically came together. From the initial line-work (which I left loose), to the washes and the finishing touches in pastel, everything just seemed to work. It made me actually think that I know what I'm doing.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

02.03.2009

Female Nude, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Right Arm Raised
title: Female Nude, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Right Arm Raised
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, pastel
price: $150.00


I stated drawing this pose with a pencil and although the face was coming together fine I didn't like the composition. This was my second attempt, sans pencil. It went even worse than the first. But I decided to suffer through and added the pastel while waiting for the washes to dry. This may be far from a success but there are certain shapes in the face that appeal to me.

Monday, February 2, 2009

02.02.2009

Gigi, Seated In Semi-Profile, Leaning Back On Her Left Arm While Looking Over Her Right Shoulder
title: Gigi, Seated In Semi-Profile, Leaning Back On Her Left Arm While Looking Over Her Right Shoulder
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $200.00

Sunday, February 1, 2009

02.01.2009

Female Nude, In Semi-Profile, Her Right Hand Holding Her Hair
title: Female Nude, In Semi-Profile, Her Right Hand Holding Her Hair
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $150.00


She was actually holding a really cool looking top hat but I was unsuccessful in capturing that.