The next step

I have worked from the live nude periodically since the early 1970's. This blog starts in my second year of working almost exclusively from the figure.

In the fall of 2015 I reintroduced still lifes and an occasional cityscape into my painting repertoire. Rather than abandon this figure blog or start a new one I decided to just add them to the conservation.

All drawings and paintings posted on this blog were done entirely from the live model.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

On Exhibiting (part one)

Four years ago I swore off exhibiting. Prior to that time I had mounted shows every two years or so. This pace became untenable as my interest in the figure grew. Attending or arranging model sessions became all consuming. Now with an abundant body of work I feel the time is finally right for an exhibition.

Thirty minute figure study, oil pastel, 2014

Putting ones work on display is essential for any visual artist. Garnering attention and generating sales are the most obvious reasons for exhibiting. However, the show I am compiling will consist primarily of nudes and I anticipate few if any sales. My main motivation for showing at this juncture is personal. I want to put down a marker indicating where my work stands at this particular time and place. Somehow I need this before moving on.

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