Sunday, August 30, 2009

New figure painting, Red Wrap

This is the second of my 15x30 figure paintings, Red Wrap.
I love the beautiful curves that flow from her hair line, down her back and the matching flow of the crimson wrap. I am fortunate to have a wonderful model to work with and we both enjoy getting all these lines and shapes just right. We end up creating beautiful photos with great compositions to work from. I love the vertical format of this very classic style pose. Now I just need make the paintings as nice as the real life pose!

Friday, August 28, 2009

New figure work Crimson And Black

The latest piece from my figures series is a larger work, 15x30 inches. I felt it was time to get serious and start on some larger figure works so here is the first larger painting in oils. I am already working on the next painting which is the same size at 15x30 inches.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

More figure work

Still 11x14.
At Rest 11x14.

These are the latest from my figure works. I started with the figure as my new subject for this summer. Still working with a very limited palette on these. Both of these are in oils this time around. The At Rest piece has a very heavy texture base which was fun to work on. For the texture I used acrylic heavy gel medium on a toned board then painted in the figure with thin layers of oils.