Archive for December, 2009

Glass Bottle


This is my feeble attempt at Photorealism, inspired by the works of Ralph Goings.  I worked in oils with for the first time in a long time, which was nice, but I need to “brush up” my technique.  I used a 2.75″ by 4″ balsa wood board which absorbed the paint nicely. I am still […]

This is an entire roll of 36 exposure 35 mm film.  It is cut in strips of five frames in order to fit it in a archival page.  The negatives were contact printed in a darkroom on one piece of photo paper.   The object of this assignment was to be aware of the edges […]

This was a painting for class.  I tried to capture the experience of the bright sky at the end of a rain storm, rather than reproduce the photograph I was working from. I also tried to abstract the setting enough so that the viewer isn’t concerned with recognizing it. I wanted to remove all depth from the painting so […]

This was an assignment where I was to set up a composition where there were objects in the foreground, middle ground and background.  I was to then take nine pictures at three different aperture settings. I was to focus on each object once for each aperture setting.  As the aperture gets smaller, the depth of field gets bigger and more of […]

Reclining Nude


This is a drawing from our last model.  It was a three hour pose and I still didn’t finish as much as I wanted to.  I have never even tried to work this realistically so I had a lot of fun doing it.   I used graphite on thin cold pressed watercolour paper.

This assignment involved placing a full body self portrait in two different settings. I chose a still life and the view out of my window. I could have worked it a bit more, but I think it stands up well as it is.

This is a short scene from a short film that I never finished. I started this in may, and haven’t touched it since. I would love to finish it, but now I really don’t have the time…. or patience.   I wish I did.