3 hour figure study

I was finally able to attend the 3 hour figure drawing session again.  It was nice to get a longer pose in.  I have recently been attending a short pose session where the maximum pose is 20 minutes.  While those are fun and you do learn a lot about capturing the figure quickly and getting…

Under the Bridge

Today I applied for a scholarship so that I can attend a workshop by David Santillanes (http://dasanti.com/) the end of May.  I am really excited that such an amazing painter is running a workshop in the town that I live in… fingers cross that I can actually attend! Today I tried my hand at plein…

A few Plein Air Paintings…

I am really getting into painting outside!  It really beats being inside in a dark studio… at least when it is so nice outside!  I know that controlling your environment with a single light source is a huge help for learning to draw and paint but at some point I think it is important to…

The Window Shutter Panel Drying Rack!

Alright, alright… time to dust off this old blog and get some updates rollin in. I just recently bought a Plein Air Pochade box from a gentleman in Missoula, MT that hand builds painting boxes.  The box will hold 2 to 4 wet panels (depending on thickness of panels) in the lid portion and can…

John Singer Sargent

Cultivate an ever continuous power of observation. Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups and incidents. Store up in the mind… a continuous stream of observations from which to make selections later. Above all things get abroad, see the sunlight and everything that is to be seen. -John Singer…