Sunday, January 31, 2010

01.31.2010

Kushinda, Seated In Profile, Her Left Arm At Her Side
title: Kushinda, Seated In Profile, Her Left Arm At Her Side
size: 7x11 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $100.00

Saturday, January 30, 2010

01.30.2010

Kushinda, Seated In Semi-Profile, Looking Away
title: Kushinda, Seated In Semi-Profile, Looking Away
size: 7x11 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $100.00

Friday, January 29, 2010

01.29.2010

Kushinda, Seated In Semi-Profile, Running Her Left Hand Through Her Hair
title: Kushinda, Seated In Semi-Profile, Running Her Left Hand Through Her Hair
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $200.00

Thursday, January 28, 2010

01.28.2010

Kushinda, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Arms Raised Above Her Head
title: Kushinda, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Arms Raised Above Her Head
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

01.27.2010

Jim, Standing In Semi-Profile, His Hair Pulled Back
title: Jim, Standing In Semi-Profile, His Hair Pulled Back
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $150.00

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

01.26.2010

Female Nude, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Right Arm Resting On Her Head
title: Female Nude, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Right Arm Resting On Her Head
size: 8.5x11 in.
medium: pencil (on sketchbook paper)
price: $50.00

Monday, January 25, 2010

01.25.2010

Bust Of Carmen, In Profile
title: Bust Of Carmen, In Profile
size: 8x11 in.
medium: pencil (on sketchbook paper)
price: $50.00

Sunday, January 24, 2010

01.24.2010

Ellen, Seated In Profile, Looking Away
title: Ellen, Seated In Profile, Looking Away
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Saturday, January 23, 2010

01.23.2010

Ellen, Reclining In A Yoga Pose
title: Ellen, Reclining In A Yoga Pose
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $200.00

Friday, January 22, 2010

01.22.2010

Ellen, Standing In Reverse, Her Right Leg Raised Leaning On Ryan's Shoulder
title: Ellen, Standing In Reverse, Her Right Leg Raised Leaning On Ryan's Shoulder
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Thursday, January 21, 2010

01.21.2010

Ellen, Standing In Semi-Profile, Leaning On A Stool
title: Ellen, Standing In Semi-Profile, Leaning On A Stool
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

01.20.2010

Ryan, Standing In Profile, His Left Hand Outstretched
title: Ryan, Standing In Profile, His Left Hand Outstretched
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

01.19.2010

Three Studies Of Ellen, In Various Ballerina Poses
title: Three Studies Of Ellen, In Various Ballerina Poses
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Monday, January 18, 2010

01.18.2010

Rainbow, Seated In Profile, Leaning On Her Left Arm
title: Rainbow, Seated In Profile, Leaning On Her Left Arm
size: 7x11 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $100.00

Sunday, January 17, 2010

01.17.2010

Piera Embracing Rainbow, Leaning Her Head On Rainbow's Shoulder
title: Piera Embracing Rainbow, Leaning Her Head On Rainbow's Shoulder
size: 7x11 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $100.00

Saturday, January 16, 2010

01.16.2010

Piera, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Right Hand Resting On Her Stomach
title: Piera, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Right Hand Resting On Her Stomach
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $200.00



After a long absence, Piera returned to model five months pregnant. Her poses still as dynamic and interesting as before.

Friday, January 15, 2010

01.15.2010

Rainbow, Standing In Profile, Her Right Leg Raised
title: Rainbow, Standing In Profile, Her Right Leg Raised
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Thursday, January 14, 2010

01.14.2010

Rainbow, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Left Arm And Leg Raised, Holding On To Piera's Hand
title: Rainbow, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Left Arm And Leg Raised, Holding On To Piera's Hand
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $100.00

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

01.13.2010

Piera, Standing In Contrapposto, Looking Down
title: Piera, Standing In Contrapposto, Looking Down
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

01.12.2010

Candice, Leaning Forward, Her Hand On Her Right Shoulder
title: Candice, Leaning Forward, Her Hand On Her Right Shoulder
size: 6x9 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $100.00

Monday, January 11, 2010

01.11.2010

Malcolm, Reclining, His Right Leg Bent At The Knee
title: Malcolm, Reclining, His Right Leg Bent At The Knee
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Sunday, January 10, 2010

01.10.2010

Malcolm, Standing In Semi-Profile, Looking Over His Right Shoulder
title: Malcolm, Standing In Semi-Profile, Looking Over His Right Shoulder
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Saturday, January 9, 2010

01.09.2010

Jenny, Standing In Semi-Profile, Covering Her Body With A Red Cloth
title: Jenny, Standing In Semi-Profile, Covering Her Body With A Red Cloth
size: 11x15 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $150.00

Friday, January 8, 2010

01.08.2010

Rebecca, Seated, Her Left Knee Raised, Looking Over Her Left Shoulder
title: Rebecca, Seated, Her Left Knee Raised, Looking Over Her Left Shoulder
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, conte pencil (on compressed cardboard)
price: $150.00



Another sketch on compressed cardboard backing of my watercolor pads. It's funny that I brought several pads with me but still did not have enough paper to draw on.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

01.07.2010

Candice, Seated, Her Left Arm Resting On Her Right Knee, Right Hand Raised Toward Her Face
title: Candice, Seated, Her Left Arm Resting On Her Right Knee, Right Hand Raised Toward Her Face
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, conte pencil (on compressed cardboard)
price: $150.00


This is another piece form the first Tuesday night in 2010 at the Society. I thought I brought enough paper with me for the night but apparently that wasn't the case. I used the compressed cardboard backing of my watercolor pads. It was a new challenge to work on this surface. The cardboard is super absorbent, so whatever you put on it while wet is not what it will look like when dry. Also, watercolor, being a transparent medium, is dependent on the white of the paper to bounce light off and give it its vibrancy. That doesn't work so well on the dark brown of the cardboard. The one highpoint of working on this surface is that you start out with a mid-tone so you are able to pull out sharp highlights with a white conte pencil.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

01.06.2010

Rebecca, Seated In Profile, Holding An Object In Her Left Hand
title: Rebecca, Seated In Profile, Holding An Object In Her Left Hand
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00



First night in 2010 at the Society was a total disaster when it came to my drawings. Maybe it's because I'm sick and dead tired because of said sickness. Maybe it's the fact that I did not have much coffee (or beer) in me. This was pretty much as good as it got. Let's hope for a better Thursday night.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

01.05.2010

Sara, Leaning On Her Arms, Looking Over Her Left Shoulder
title: Sara, Leaning On Her Arms, Looking Over Her Left Shoulder
size: 5x7 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $50.00

Monday, January 4, 2010

01.04.2010

Sara, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Arms Crossed
title: Sara, Standing In Semi-Profile, Her Arms Crossed
size: 6x9 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $100.00

Sunday, January 3, 2010

01.03.2010

Darlinda, Reclining On Her Back, Her Head Resting On Her Right Arm
title: Darlinda, Reclining On Her Back, Her Head Resting On Her Right Arm
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Saturday, January 2, 2010

01.02.2010

Female Nude With Pink Flowers In Her Hair, Seated In Semi-Profile
title: Female Nude With Pink Flowers In Her Hair, Seated In Semi-Profile
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor
price: $150.00

Friday, January 1, 2010

01.01.2010

Happy New Year!!!

Female Nude With Pink Flowers In Her Hair, Reclining On Her Right Side
title: Female Nude With Pink Flowers In Her Hair, Reclining On Her Right Side
size: 9x12 in.
medium: watercolor, pencil
price: $200.00


Detail:
Sara, From the Chest Up, Looking Over Her Right Shoulder (Detail)


This was one of the last sketches I did in 2009. For the past few months I've been using strictly watercolor for my nudes. Not having the line-work underneath to act as the foundation for the painting can get tricky. A lot of my paintings suffer form distortions of proportions. After struggling most of the night with just the watercolor, I decided to do a quick under-drawing with the old pencil. This turned out to be the best sketch of the night, and one of the better ones I painted over the past few months. And it's a good sketch to start the new year off with.

May 2010 bring with it a lot of good drawings for both you and me to enjoy! There are a few more days left in the Holiday Sale, so you can enjoy these sketches in person without breaking the bank.