Please enjoy the following images of student work from a variety of drawing and painting classes from 2015. Dedication and hard work in the studio shows! Thank you to all of my hard working students. For more information regarding classes, please visit the Classes page, from the menu above.
I have a collection of various bones from animals in my studio. Mostly found in the desert or given to me by friends. This project is of deer antlers that I found in the desert near Oracle, AZ some years ago. The drawing time is about 1 hour. The supplies used were black, white and … More Drawing antlers in black, white and sepia charcoal.
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Working with color: understanding the dynamics of choosing harmonies, and working with layers. This sequence will focus on practicing in that arena. We’re back again, with another great group of new students working toward practicing their color drawing, using colored pencils. This is the first day of class, and we look carefully at the color … More Color Fundamentals/Pencil, 1.1
The next step in progressing with our black and white underpainting (grisaille) is to wait until the grisaille is dry to the touch, and then layer thinly (or “glaze”) a warm and cool “first color pass” overlay. This will effectively start to warm and cool the highlights as well as lighter warm areas, and all … More Intro to Oil 1.2
In this lesson we have built upon the underpainting “imprimatura” in Part 1. As mentioned in Part 1, the palette that we are using is going to be a “square” tetrad: two sets of complementary colors. In this case: red/green and violet/yellow. First we need to make a color chart in order to practice and create … More Intermediate Oil Part 2 and 3: Plaster Cast
Here are some marvelous examples some of my students worked on this year as part of their Master Copy Painting project. For detailed information on how to do the project, see older posts Master Copy 1 and 2. Rita worked on Albrecht Durer, gridded format is above, and her progression follows below: Janis worked from … More Master Painting Copy Part 3
This is the second project my Intro to Oil Painting students do, on an 11 x 16″ canvas, using a limited palette and an animal skull as still life. Strong spot light is used, with a darkened space (black box) in which to place the object so that we can see better contrast. Initially, a … More Animal Skull
This is the last segment in an 8-week sequence of Drawing With Color lessons that I teach at The Drawing Studio in Tucson. In this post I will recap some of the basic concepts of working with color through the practice of drawing from observation. We work with the standard 12 color wheel that was … More Drawing With Color 1.8 (also called 1.6 in the 6 week course).