Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Home Stretch!

So the semester is over for me a week from today and I will be completely finished with the first painting (my dad) and the other two will be unfinished. I am really trying to focus on the face and the hands, as they contain the most important information for the viewer. I am so used to painting every portion of a painting at the same rate, so this is a challenge.

Here are some of my most recent photos!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Painting Update

   I have started yet another painting that continues with my series of intimate moments.  The scene is my mother doing laundry in the laundry room. This one will probably be the most challenging for me.  The painting consists of a lot of variations of white, one of the hardest "colors" for me to manipulate. 

   On another note, the others are coming along nicely. I have about 3 weeks left until i need to have them done and photographed for my final portfolio. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Process Pictures

I've started my second painting in the same series: capturing personal moments from my own life. I am loving how these are evolving into something much more meaningful than what I had originally anticipated. And I am loving the painting process. It feels good to be painting again.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I am currently working on a new painting that I am anticipating will turn into a series of paintings. The general concept is drawing from the idea of capturing very personal, intimate moments from an outsider's point of view. My inspiration came from looking at artists such as Jenny Saville, Lucian Freud, and Edward Hopper. The subject matter is figurative and I am going to be posting process pictures as I work through this challenge.

Pictures coming soon!


Monday, January 10, 2011

My Work

Paintings: oil on canvas

Painting Studies: oil on paper

 Drawings: graphite on paper

Figure Drawing studies: graphite on paper 

Botanical Studies: graphite/watercolor/gauche on paper

Sketchbook pages: graphite/pen