Saturday, January 8, 2011

Painting and Drawing study

Ross Retrato Study, 20x16in, o/c, 2009
Study, charcoal on paper, 2010
Finished Painting and drawing study side by side. The painting is from 2009 and the drawing was done in 2010. I often revisit old reference photos and draw each day before painting.I consider doing multiple paintings of the same person but with a different approach.

Many of my paintings start with realistic charcoal studies. Drawing helps me get to know the realistic characteristics of the people I paint. During this process, I think about my connection to the person and how I want to translate those thoughts into a painting. This is a friend of mine Ross Bowns who is an artist in Northern California.

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