Category Archives: Figure

Elliott 18 Months, or The Imp

The Imp, 12 x 12″ transparent Richeson watercolor on Ampersand Claybord

John Singer Sargent: “A portrait is a painting with something wrong with the mouth.”  I laugh every time I think of him saying this, as he was such a master of portraiture.  It is both a curse and a blessing that WAS-H’s take-in is tomorrow so I have to stop and sign it!

Renewal

Renewal, 15 x 22.5″ crazy, fast, fun figure watermedia collage exercise using live models in Liz Hill workshop last month. We pushed boundaries! Thank you Liz!

Great Model in Liz Hill Workshop

Liz Hill Workshop Great Model, 24 x 18″ mixed media on gessoed/pumiced paper

Whew! 6 min pose, rushed painting brings about energetic lines!  Liz Hill pushed me to take risks!

Pushing Boundaries

Here are a couple figure paintings I did this weekend in a wonderful workshop with Liz Hill.  What a stretch for me, and so much fun.  Thank you Liz! 

 

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch, 19 x 14″ transparent watercolor on paper

Pure Wonder

Pure Wonder, 27 x 21" transparent watercolor on d'Arches paper
Pure Wonder, 27 x 21″ transparent watercolor on d’Arches paper

Pure Wonder

 

Pure Wonder
Pure Wonder, 27 x 24″ transparent watercolor on 300 lb d’Arches paper

Lady M at 17 Months

 

Lady M at 17 Months, 7 x 5" pencil sketch on rough watercolor paper
Lady M at 17 Months, 7 x 5″ pencil sketch on rough watercolor paper

A quick pencil sketch last week while traveling on the plane. Drawn from a cellphone photo.

Three of a Kind in the Glen

Three of a Kind in the Glen, 16 x 20" transparent watercolor on watercolor board
Three of a Kind in the Glen, 16 x 20″ transparent watercolor on watercolor board