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Saturday
Jan072012

WatercolorCollagraph

Old City Collagraph over watercolor
A romantic view of the old city in Tallinn, Estonia as I saw it from my studio window this past summer. The buildings date back to the 1200's

Thursday
Jan052012

More Figure Studies

 5 Minute Marker and watercolor sketch
One Minute Blue Figure sketch
One Minute Marker Drawing
20 Minute Watercolor
Our model held some truly difficult poses. The challenge was to render them as quickly as possible.

Tuesday
Jan032012

Figure Drawing Marathon at Palette and Chisel


At the Palette and Chisel Watercolor
Redhead Watercolor

At the Palette and Chisel Watercolor

This New Year's Day I spent the day drawing and painting figure  models from life at the Palette and Chisel in Chicago. It was a solid day of working in an old mansion converted into studio and gallery spaces in the Gold Coast section of Chicago. It was a great opportunity to work directly from the figure surrounded by other artists who were doing the same thing. I used a set of Schmincke watercolors. Lately I have been using a set of St. Petersburg watercolors. they are both good quality paints, but the colors are noticeably different, especially the blue hues.

Monday
Jan022012

Wedding Sketches





I brought my sketchbook and markers to a family wedding New Year's Eve. These quick sketches capture the mood.

Friday
Dec302011

Watercolor and Collagraph Continued

Still Life Collagraph
There is no mystery about the subject matter here.