Saturday, August 17, 2013

How to Draw and Paint Facial Features Part 4

Today, the mouth.

This is an ongoing series that is building up to a full portrait that I'm doing with the oil painting class I teach at Forstall Art Center in Birmingham, AL. If you are joining in for the first time for this post check out  Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, to catch up.
I begin by finding the mid-point and the quarter-mark for my image to correctly locate it on the page.
I'm checking angles to block in the overall width and height of the lips.
Click Read More to see important drawing concepts below the break.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Women Painting Women: (R)evolution Catalog Available!

Women Painting Women: (R)evolution
54 pages, published 8/12/2013
Women Painting Women: (R)evolution, Principle Gallery, Exhibit Catalog. Sept 20-Oct 18, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

How to Draw and Paint Facial Features Part 3

The nose knows.

I did this drawing in class, while discussing the structure of the nose.
You may find the first 2 parts of this series about painting facial features, in which I demoed drawing and painting the eye,  here at Part 1, and Part 2.

This was one of several reference photos that I presented to my class. 
Key points to look for:
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Saturday, August 3, 2013

More Alla Prima Portraits, or Face Off Warm-up Post 3

More Face-Off warm up. 20 minute sessions. You may see my first couple of practice post here and here. Enjoy...I did!
In the first 20 minutes I did a line drawing using burnt umber paint straight out of the tube. My canvas is a Fredrix, Pro, Belgian Linen, previously stained with Gamblin Fast Matte, in a combination of transparent earth red and ultramarine blue.
During the second 20 minutes I added a little background, placed the nose, lips and started laying in the chin and neck.
Click Read More to see the rest of the in-progress pictures below the break.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Face Off Gets Previewed in American Art Collector

The Face-Off event is a painting demo at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA on August 16, 2013, from 6-9 pm. You can read about it in the August issue of American Art Collector.

I'll be painting alongside Mia Bergeron, Cindy Procious and Rachel Constantine. We'll all have new work at the gallery through Sept 3. The article previews a few of the paintings that will be on display.

You may see my previous post about my alla prima practice I've been doing to prepare here and here


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