The next step

I have worked from the live nude periodically since the early 1970's. This blog started August 9th, 2012 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 add them to the conservation.

All drawings and paintings posted on this blog were done entirely from live models or on location.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Unexpected

I have worked with a good number of models over the years. Certainly at this point I have seen thousands of different poses. I enjoy searching for the essence in the most ordinary of them. But it is easy to get lulled into formulaic approaches even in the charged environment of a nude figure session. So every now and then it is a welcome surprise when the model does something unexpected.

Drunken, Naked Cowboy, oil pastel 8 1/2" X 9", 2016

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