Sunday, February 26, 2012

Burlesque Paintings Framed

The girls are just about ready to go to the show. The ones on each end have antique frames that I cleaned up, tightened a couple joints, and waxed the mahogany. The opening is March 10th, 6-10pm with the last hour being a live burlesque performance at ArtWorks in Kenosha.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Figure Drawing 2-24-12

This is from an open figure drawing session I went to at a local college.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Plein Air 2-19-12

12x9, oil. Painted this one this afternoon. It was a great day to be outside and paint, especially for the middle of February!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Burlesque Painting #3 Day 5

I wrapped this painting up yesterday without the model as I was only going to work on the background and pulling it all together. Somehow I wasted at least an hour and a half doing so as I was indecisive about the background which is a rug I hung vertically as a backdrop. The rug is very subdued and very appropriate for the look I was going for. However, I struggled to suggest that it is a rug while at the same time make it appear in the background and not allow it to overpower. 16.25x13.5, oil.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Burlesque Painting #3 Day 4

This is progress after the 4th sitting which was about an hour, totaling about 6 hours over the 4 sittings. Hopefully I can complete the background in another session which will most likely not involve the model.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Burlesque Painting #3 Day 3

Further progress after last night. 3rd sitting of an hour and a half of work.