Monday, September 28, 2009

Girl with an Orange Scarf (in progress)

Oil paint on 12"x16" canvas.

I'm painting from a photo I took this spring, while visiting Portland.

Friday, September 25, 2009


18"x24" charcoal sketch, drawn from life, yesterday.

Friday, September 18, 2009


On paper, 18"x24", with marker and pastel.

I drew this yesterday, from life. I believe it was a 30-minute pose.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Woman Reading

I did this today, from life, in a long pose workshop. On paper, about 15"x22".

One cool thing about this model: she really was reading this book, not just posed with a book. This means her hands and the book, especially, would change as she read, in addition to the usual changes on resuming a pose after break, but it also means that her gaze was concentrated and not the usual blank or sleepy look.

I'm happy to be back, drawing and posting, and painting and posting (soon).

Friday, September 4, 2009


The Station Fire is still burning, about 140,000 acres so far. The firefighters are working heroically. Meanwhile, all most of us can do is wait.

These are this morning's quick sketches. I drew from photos taken last month.

The first sketch is of an old woman, waiting for a restaurant table in Santa Fe. It's on paper, about 12"x16," done in crayon over marker and pastel.

The next sketch is a man, waiting for a bus on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. It's marker and pastel, about 9"x12."

The smallest sketch is of a young woman, waiting for the light to change, on Mission Street in South Pasadena. Also marker and pastel, about 5"x8."