Saturday, December 18, 2010

Structural Drawing Class @ Artists' Edge in Poulsbo, Washington

I'll be teaching a new Structural Drawing Session at Artists' Edge in Poulsbo, WA beginning January 26th. The class goes for 5 weeks, meeting from 6-8 every Wednesday evening.

One of the most important skills in becoming a successful artist is drawing. Instructor Derek Gundy teaches this Structural Drawing Class much in the same way he learned from instructors over 20 years ago. Structural Drawing is the process of drawing the "space" that objects occupy, not just the object itself. Allowing the mind to imagine objects as "see-through" and challenging oneself to draw the entire subject brings great breakthroughs to artists wanting to improve their work. Derek will show students how to find new ways of seeing and how to take a different approach to their drawings. This class focuses on strictly line drawing, and no erasers are permitted. Students will start out with small objects for drawing, and eventually move to interiors and architectural renderings.

Easel: some available at Artists' Edge
23x26 drawing board
18x24 newsprint pad 50-100 sheets
Drawing Pencils and or Compressed Charcoal

Space is limited to 6 for maximum teacher/student attention. To get registered for this class visit Artists' Edge Class Page

Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Painting of Abominable Snowman

Here's one of my recent paintings, a rare subject for me, the Abominable Snowman. I began this painting awhile ago for a Seattle Art Show with the snowman theme, and got busy with other things and did not complete it in time for the show. I did, however, enjoy painting it so much that I came back to it another time and finished it off with a white handpainted frame as well. Overall size with the frame is about 16x20. $400

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Portrait Completed

As many of you know, as an artist I do many different things to round out the income. Here is a portrait I just completed of a young soldier who served in Afghanistan. A member of the family commissioned to portrait and it will be displayed in the family home in his memory. It was an honor to work on this project, and my heart goes out to all the family members.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Holy Mackerel

Here in the Pacific Northwest it doesn't get near as cold as it did in my home state of Maine, but it still gets cold nonetheless. Temps into the 40's have been steering me toward the acrylic medium and away from the watercolors. My new studio, housed in the garage of our new house, is watercolors tend not to dry at the same rate and it really makes your washes challenging. But for those of you who know my art well, you know that I work in acrylics too. I've been painting up a storm with my Golden Acrylics this winter, and having lots of fun. Fish and Water themes are a constant thread through my work, and this winter is no exception. Here is my latest painting "Holy Mackerel", a whimsical piece I did during the month of December. The fish actually has silver paint, so the mackerel changes color and value as you walk by the painting...much like the shimmering silver fish. This piece is currently hanging at Artists' Edge in Poulsbo. Holy Mackerel, 36x24, Acrylic on Canvas, $1200