Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First session of the Spring 2011 semester.
With the new class schedule firmly set since Fall 2010, it is going to be "Wednesday" Painting Club from now on.

Matt, 18" x 14", oil on canvas

Painting Matt, I wanted to express the appearance of his seasoned character instead of clean superficial likeness. For that purpose I kept my brushstrokes rather short and a bit choppy.

At the very beginning of painting, I put down the edge on his right orbit just below the eyebrow as the hardest and adjusted other edges accordingly as the painting progressed.

Trying to keep the pose still, Matt's firm gaze seemed to magnify the intensity of his blue eyes. So I further accentuated them against the ruddy cheek below.

Monday, January 17, 2011

End of the semester group critique and pizza party.

Because many paintings were already hanging in the gallery as part of our annual show, we decided to hold our critique session there.

Tony Jurkash

Josh Kulacz

James Wisdom

Matthew Clymore

Keith Zeller

Marcie Paddock

Adam Nowak

When it was my turn, Marcie had gotten hold of the camera to take pictures.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Scenes from the third annual exhibit, About Face III.