Thursday, August 27, 2015


Sergej Jensen, Untitled, 2011 

Sergej Jensen, Untitled, 2012

Sergej Jensen, Untitled, 2008

Sunday, August 23, 2015

One Last Time - A Painting Meme

Packed in Crowd


The model painting

Step Two Completed

My Demo Board (diff paint strokes)

That's a full house

My fav Bartender: Tom

Close to the end

Walking off into the distance

That's it --- all finished

The end - one last time


More Munch and let's do some life drawing and painting this final week of class.
Be ready to do drawing in the first half and you may be able to experiment with color and do a small painting in a longer pose in the second half of class.  Don't be afraid to be loose with your marks and let the process take over.

Edvard Munch, Nude in Profile towards the Right, 1898

See you on Tuesday

Friday, August 21, 2015

Other Planes of There @ Corbett vs. Dempsey

Sun Ra, Other Planes of There, 1966

Gallery Poster

NINA CHANEL ABNEY - Run Run @ Monique Meloche

Nina Chanel Abney installation

Nina Chanel Abney installation

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Look At Me Now! @ Monique Meloche Gallery

Rashayla Marie Brown, You Can't See Me, Fool; Keita and Sherman Had a Baby; Near Threatened; Endangered Species, Passing for a Leopard; Imitation of Life; Equal Opportunist; The Domestication Effect; True Beast Dionysius, the Dying God; For My Grandma Who Passed for White, then Stopped; Living a Lie is a Poor Substitute; Fuck you, I like leopard; 50 Shades of Slay; Jeremiah 13:23: Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil., 2014

Chicago Art Institute

Mimosa before the museum (brunch opposite the institute, I highly recommend)

Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Gande Jatte, 1884

Georges Seurat, Final Study for 'Bathers at Asnièr es', 1884

Georges Seurat, Oil Sketch for 'La Gande Jatte', 1884

Henri Levy, Death of Orpheus 1870/80

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Table Clock, 1917

Barnett Newman, Untitled 3, 1950

Georges Braque, Little Harbor in Normandy, 1909

Pablo Picasso, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, 1910

Pablo Picasso, Man with a Pipe, 1915

Vassily Kandinsky, Painting with Troika, 1911

Naum Gabo, Linear Construction No.2 and No. 4, 1949-59

Max Ernst, The Blue Forest, 1925

Monday, August 17, 2015


Hello All,

This week we will have a model for Drawing/Painting.
Bring materials to use to draw and during longer poses you can experiment with painting from the model.  We will keep our use of color loose (watercolor or acrylic, no oil please).  Remember pastels and colored pencils can be used in drawing to add color and mood.

We will use short warm up drawing and work our way into a long pose.

Try to be on time and make use of the special class time.

Edvard Munch, Two Graces, 1927

See you in Class.

More Edvard Munch: LINK
Drawing: LINK

34 - Isles Arts Initiative @ Boston Sculptors Gallery

Mags Harries, The Disapearing Drumlin, 2015

Carrie Witherell, Little Calf Island, 2015

Christina Zwart, True American, 2015


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BRENT RIDGE - Digital Sketch

Brent Ridge, untitled (Sketch28511829), 2014

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015


Hello All,

We've been making some nice paintings and drawings focusing on simpler shapes like those in Alex Katz's paintings.  I want you to continue in this vein and look for the underlying shapes of the picture and not get caught up in the details of things.  Focus on the color harmony developed in the piece. 
Use pictures or still life to inspire --- or maybe make a painting from the painting you just made? (this is good formula for fine-tuning and adjusting color, shape and the space of a work)

Here is some works of the local painter named Brett X. Gamache, he is working in a manner like we've discussed and give you a different take on how to approach painting with reduced surface detail and invented color harmonies :

Brett X. Gamache

Brett X. Gamache

Brett X. Gamache


See you next week.


Charles Renne Mackintosh

Charles Renne Mackintosh

Charles Renne Mackintosh

Charles Renne Mackintosh

Charles Renne Mackintosh

Charles Renne Mackintosh


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