Thursday, August 20, 2015

Beauty and the Beast

We have been working pretty hard for a show that opens this Friday.  "Beauty and the Beast" depicts 12 different artist's depictions of 2 different models.  If you're in Madison, come on out!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A friend of mine, Greg Rodriguez, painted this portrait of me recently.  It measures 24" x 30."

Friday, April 3, 2015

Coffee Still Life

A value study is an invaluable tool for mapping out tonal arrangement, and also for seeing the entire composition before embarking on the final painting.  Usually about 1/4 scale, a monochrome value study can also be an opportunity to make some slight alterations to the actual values with the intent of enhancing the feel of the entire painting.

oil painting

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monday Nights Open Studio

 Open Figure Drawing and Painting (Uninstructed)

Founded in 2010, the Open Figure Drawing and Painting Studio at Winnebago Studios exists to foster a community of artists interested in working from the figure.   Although each artist works in a very different style, with a range of different styles and mediums, we are united by a reverence for the tradition, a love of the craft, and a pursuance of a mastery of our medium.  In addition to benefiting from such a diverse set of knowledge, skills, and philosophies, a sense of belonging and community is an invaluable aid in the development and growth of any aspiring artist. 

There is a very diverse range of mediums and skill levels, and there are no expectations.  The idea is simply to be able to work, from a live model, in an environment with other people who share the same passion;  to connect with other artists, share ideas, and to practice your craft.

Open Figure Drawing and Painting Studio at Winnebago Studios is on Mondays from 5-10pm
The cost is $143 for 3 months or $15 / session

Monday, March 23, 2015

John Frank

Anyone who draws from the model in Madison knows John Frank.  Here's one I did in my Sunday class at the University.  It was a 3 hour pose.

figure drawing

Saturday, March 21, 2015

More Mondays

Every Monday a group of friends and I get together at my studio for one 5 hour pose with a model.  Sometimes its a nude, sometimes a portrait, sometimes a costume.  Here's a couple portrait paintings from those sessions.  

classical painting

alla prima portrait

Monday, February 2, 2015

Alla Prima Portrait class with Taya Kuklina

Exciting things are happening at Winnebago Studios!  Taya Kuklina is instructing a class entitled, "The Alla Prima Portrait."  Its sold out this semester, but will start up again in the spring.  Here are some examples of her work:

To view more of her works, please visit her site.