Sparrows

January 13, 2019

First painting of 2019.

Advertisements

Last of 2018

January 10, 2019

Stuff from 2018 that didn’t get posted:

Random Musing No. 1

August 4, 2018

The human eye has a range of 120°, mostly peripheral vision, compared to the camera’s typical 200° or more. That is why the figures sometimes seem distorted at the edges of a photograph. We make up for this seeming deficit by moving our focus (in movements called “saccades”) around a scene to build up a gestalt awareness of its appearance.
A painting, curated by human intelligence, is superior in every respect to a photograph, except for how long it takes to make it. If cameras took three hours to create the exact same image as they do now in a split second, there would be no question as to which medium people would choose when they needed an image recorded.

More Nudes

June 16, 2018

Reasonably pleased with the results from last night’s drawing session. The model was tall and athletic–at first I thought she was a guy–and, for a change, no tattoos! Here are the nicest ones.

 

Nude Portraits

April 19, 2018

When I draw the nude I usually try to get in a portrait during one of the shorter poses. My nudes also have strong portrait elements, but sometimes it’s nice to forget the body and just concentrate on the face.