Monday, June 30, 2008

Freud's Irishman

When it comes to painting portraits, I still have a lot to learn. I thought I'd take some lessons from the experts. Here's my copy of Lucian Freud's "Head of an Irishman" (1999).

This is a small painting (5"x7"), but it's kind of fun to look at the detail view, which you can do here.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Hidden Harbor Show, More Sketches

I had a great time yesterday with Miriam and Aram, who put together a very nice group exhibition in a fascinating location. If you're looking for an adventure next weekend, you can find them at the Hidden Harbor Retreat on Smith Island. The other attendees (Shel, Marcus, Gabrielle, Terry and Wendy, to name a few) were equally interesting. Thanks to the whole crew for a lovely day.

Here are the last two sketches from my figure drawing class. I'd like to thank Bennett for his sage guidance and the other class members for their encouragement.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Peony and Red Maple

Thanks to my neighbor Chris for this lovely peony and sprig of red maple. She has the best garden in the neighborhood!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Summer Fruit

Attention Richmonders: If you're at First Fridays this weekend, stop by Curated Culture at Cornerstone Gallery, where my work will be appearing in a juried group show of fellow Culture Vultures. (Details are here.) To whet your appetite, here are some peaches and strawberries.