Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A day at MBK Studios

Spent a morning/afternoon at the studio of Mr. Mat Barber Kennedy for a day of drawing and painting the figure. Came out of it with a few decent gesture drawings (2 - 3 minutes each) and a 25 minute sketchbook painting.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A tid-bit of Savannah

Last May I took a trip to Savannah Georgia. There was so much to see and take in that I really didn't have time to think about what exactly I was dealing with. The past few months have been so busy with school and everything else that life brings, that I didn't really get a chance to examine the trip either. Well I finally got to look into a section of the trip that has very strong potential. While in Savannah, I visited The Bonaventure Cemetery. There was a lot of history there dating all the way back to The Civil War. Anyway, this painting is of a headstone that grabbed my attention rather quickly. It was the grave of Corinne Elliot Lawton. I plan to do a lot more work on the Cemetery, and the rest of the beautiful city of Savannah. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Icky Licky-rice

In my painting class my instructor (Mr. Mat Barber Kennedy) had these licorice candies that he used to eat as a child in England. He generously shared them with the class. I, however, don't enjoy licorice. But since he was nice enough to share his booty with me I obliged and tried the candy... It was excruciating. When I didn't finish it I asked him what i should do with it. He told me to paint it (which was of no surprise to me). So I found another piece and set up a miniature still-life. The painting is about 3''x3.5'' and took about an hour and a half to complete.