Tuesday, January 26, 2010

some stuff from last semester

This one is from a workshop by Vincent Desiderio, who was a visiting artist at our school for a couple of days last semester. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, he`s a great painter and you should definitely check him out. On the more technical side, he talked a lot about light and volume. Yet the much more interesting part of the workshop involved sharing his views on arthistory in a series of lectures. It is always very inspiring to have the privilege listen to artists who are passionate about what they do and who care to share their opinions and information with others. In short, I really enjoyed the workshop.

This is a sketch of one of the still life rooms. Like almost all these images it was done in one sitting, oil on paper.
This one is a quick (40 min or so) colour sketch for the longer study below.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Some pastels from the last week

OK, so I know this is totally random, especially since I haven`t tended to this blog for a while. But here's the thing. I've been back home for my winter break from school (which, so far, has been very enjoyable) and took up sketching in pastel, since I left my oils in Philly. These are just a few things I drew over the past week. I included one close up of the above images, at bottom. I do promise to take some pictures of some of the work I`ve been doing at school, upon my return to Philadelphia. But, in the meantime, here`s some pastelly things...