“Patchwork thoughts” | 5″ x 7″ | Oil | CJK Our faces sometimes tell a thousand words – In a recent portrait session, I painted some interesting studies, fashion edgy, buxom attitude, — they are reaching for an attitude more than a likeness. This painting seemed so thoughtful. Much of what we bring to a painting is our own experience it’s our feeling and also the energy of the model. We are all giving off energy vibrations — sitting still
“Corners of my Mind” 8″ x10″ | Oil Sketch | CJK These oil sketches were quick fire sketches – done with the kind of abandon one should shoot for especially when working with a model and under a time pressure. Don’t think too hard, just paint, and respond with intent, be alert. Unfortunately I got wrapped up in a larger canvas and longer pose, it lost the energy the spontaneity it became overworked, it’s a wiper now painted
Aqua Nude| 18″ x 24″ | Oil I will often explore a pose over and over, finding something different each time. When painting the same subject several times; often I change the scale of canvas, lighting or proportion. Painting in themes allows me to explore a subject deeply. If you would like to follow the studio sessions, consider signing up for my newsletter.
Capturing the curve of the human body with these oil study’s…… and this quote springs to mind. “One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barley achieve through one’s greatest efforts.” Albert Einstein