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.

Monday, May 16, 2016


Inspiration is like a moving train with no set schedule or route. It can arrive anytime and from any direction. Sitting idly waiting for inspiration is not a good idea. If you aren't moving it can be difficult if not impossible to jump onboard when it comes by.

Figure Studies, oil pastel on toned paper, 6" X 10", 2015

The best way to engage an idea is to be already working on a parallel track. A track that nurtures and challenges your mental and physical skill sets. That way you can use your existing momentum to grab hold when opportunity presents itself.

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