Here is Day Two of the painting, "The Artist's Daughter". The video shows the progression of work through days one and two.
Earlier this month, I finished a sketch of my daughter Grace. My intent is to work through this painting in a method akin to the school of academic realists currently working in New York and around the world. I'm a big fan of Jacob Collins and his contemporaries at The Grand Central Academy and I'd love to spend some time there with guys like Scott Waddell and Graydon Parrish. In the meantime, while I contemplate the dream of a summer studying in New York with these guys, I'm going to take a crack at working through this method and approach to classical painting.
I'm my worst critic, but I know it's close to being good when Kevin is speechless. Today, after a cold and busy day of work, he walked up to the studio, took a look at my sketchpad and shed a tear. I won't say anything else.
A sneek peek at the new works in the CAMP project!
A short video of progressions on a 12x12 oil on belgian linen painting demoed through the week of instruction at Old Master's Techniques. This work is still in progress, but helps to visualize the work from sketch through to various glaze and velatura layers.
Working through this weekend at the easel, I'm getting further down the road in the relationship with the women in these paintings. Spending this amount of time with them in such an intimate fashion, has been very profound. I feel as though I'm coming to know them more closely and am more connected to them.
The work continues on this Series: I will be demonstrating how to work through this process in several upcoming week long workshops. Focussing on glazing and techniques used by the…
This series is based upon identity, how we identify ourselves and how others identify us within the context of different relationships. Beginning with a series of portraits of women, I will examine our identity in relationship to family, seated within the context of culture and time. I expect that I will continue this series over a period of years.
Check out three new works created, week of May 7, 2011.