Posts Tagged ‘Figure Painting’

This was a weird painting to paint, because I didn’t have any details to work with. All I had was the sketches from a few posts ago.  Blowing them up on a four by five foot canvas was a tricky exercise.


Nude Beach Bag

20Jul11

One of the biggest problems that art school students face is what to do with old paintings that no one wants. It would be a shame to throw them away because they were a lot of work, but they also take up a lot of room and aren’t quite good enough to hang on a […]


Pigeons Again

30May11

Busy day today. I decided to finish this painting once and for all. The biggest alteration was the asphalt in sun colour which was a bit greener beforehand.  This is the final painting minus a gloss finish. Time to start something new. 🙂 I got some ideas while watching soccer the other day.


Here is a painting based on a sketch I posted a few weeks ago.  It’s not completely finished, but it’s close enough.  I’m thinking of putting a coat of gloss finish over the entire painting after it’s dry, so that the colours really come out. I’m also not sure about whether or not the light […]


This is my final two week painting for my figure painting class.  This canvas is about 2.5 by 3.5 feet. I went a little too orange in places, but besides that I am pretty happy with this painting.


This was an assignment for figure painting where we were supposed to place a figure in a space. I lifted this figure from some marathon and placed her in a bedroom. If you find this interesting, you might find the paintings of Eric Fischl a lot more interesting.  I was looking at his stuff before […]


These are half finished figure paintings from a two day session.  I like the way that the old paintings I was covering are showing through. These are much more interesting to me than the finished versions because they show process and include the gesture of the under drawing.