Thursday, November 25, 2010

Filip in progress

Here is my final portrait of Filip in progress.

Friday, November 12, 2010

drawing and color study in progress

Here is the current painting of Filip I am working on. I've attached my finished block in, then showing my transfer and one day color study process. Unfortunately I only get 8 days for the final painting, so I will be doing only the portrait for the final painting instead of the whole torso. I will update again soon on the progress of the final piece.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Octobers Painting.

My painting of our lovely model Vassilia.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

New works

Here is my finished painting of Jessica from last month and my new drawing for this months painting. I'm transferring this weekend, ready to start painting on Tuesday.
I am also starting some new sculpture projects, photos coming soon.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Back to the grind at GCA.

Here is one of the two paintings I am painting this month at GCA. Hope to get the other one up soon.
It is hard to tell from the photo but the portrait, neck, and chest are final pass, rest still ebauche. More photos to come.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Asheville drawing workshop

My portrait drawing workshop in Asheville was a great time! All the students where so eager for new information and everyone did an amazing job! Here are a few examples of student work. from left to right Joyce Cambron, Janina Tukarski, Alisa Lumbreras.

Girls working hard while the boys are goofing off.
Jen Toplak, Megan Curry, Brian Vasilik

We were lucky to have our gorgeous model Elizabeth Guibert Thomas to draw from. One of the kindest and best models I've had in a long time. Thank you again Elizabeth!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fine art league of the carolinas

I am teaching a portrait drawing class this week at the Fine Art League of the Carolinas. The studio is amazing, and the students are eager to learn. Only three days in and everyone is doing a great portrait of our wonderful model Elizabeth. I am having a great time, as always, here in Asheville. More pictures to come on Friday.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Drawing in Progress

Here is a drawing I have been working on this summer. Not quite finished but I hope to hire Anna back to finish up. Pencil on toned paper with white chalk.

Doug Flynt's Workshop

My painting of Jessica from Doug Flynts workshop. Doug is amazing at explaining the complex science behind light on form, Hue, Value and Chroma. Information filled workshop. His Blog explains a lot. Im still going back and reading it to grasp it all.

Sarah Lamb Three day workshop

This is Sarah Lamb's set up during the workshop. She did a great painting of peaches and milk.
Check out her work at

I had a great time making a quick little still-life for Sarah Lamb's workshop last week. She's a great painter who came into New York to teach at GCA even thou she is 7+ months pregnant. Here is my painting of plums and white flowers.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

the League's New Book: Classical Life Drawing Studio

I have two of my drawings published in the League's New Book: Classical Life Drawing Studio
check it out:

Classical Life Drawing Studio, a new book from Sterling Publishing and The Art Students League, distills the spirit of the League’s atelier classes—the people, the methods, the art—into a fully illustrated, 220-page celebration of classical drawing.

The book is available now at the League store or through a special League site at

Classical Life Drawing Studio is a multifaceted learning tool for any artist. It will help artists improve their drawing by deepening their appreciation for the figure and by broadening their understanding of classical drawing’s role in the creation of art from antiquity through today. The full-page reproductions of contemporary and early 20th-century drawings are compelling works for students to make studies of.

200 Drawings; Reflections from 16 Instructors
Classical Life Drawing Studio includes a foreword by renowned American artist and former League instructor Will Barnet, and an introductory essay by League instructor editor James Lancel McElhinney. Sixteen contemporary League instructors (alphabetically from Camhy to Vavagiakis) explain what they value in their art and teaching. They offer their insights on drawings from the League’s permanent collection and share what they learned from their teachers.

“Drawing Studio” features 200 high-quality, full-color reproductions. There are more than 100 contemporary drawings and paintings from the League’s instructors and their students. The book’s “Gallery of Classical Drawing from the Collection of the Art Students League of New York” showcases 80 full-page reproductions, including many from the popular 2009 Drawing Lessons exhibition at the League.

You can see samples images from the book and lists of contributing instructors students works at .

Purchase the book at the League store or from the League's discount portal

Friday, June 25, 2010

GCA Scholarships 2010

2009-2010 Core Scholarship Prizes Announced

We are very pleased to announce GCA’s 2009-2010 scholarship prize winners! The awards are applied towards the following year’s core tuition. In accepting the prize, each student is committing to remain in the core program for the full year.

This year, the Cast and Figure prize winners have tied for first place! Also, this year, a Director’s prize has been awarded for Interdisciplinary Excellence.

Figure Category – First place award of $10,000 to be shared

Angela Cunningham and Colleen Barry

Cast Category - First place award of $10,000 to be shared
David Troncoso and Katie Whipple

Director’s Prize for Interdisciplinary Excellence - $4,000
Will St. John

GCA's 2010 Sculpture Competition

I want to thank GCA for another Honorable Mention in this years sculpture competition. It was once again a great experience to work among such talented sculptors. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Come draw with me!!!!

Figure Drawing- Saturdays
June 12th, 19th, July 3rd, 17th, 31st, August 7th, 14th
9:00am - 12:00pm, minumial price - the more who sign up, the cheaper it will be. 

I am trying to get a group together to draw from the model for 7 session on Saturday Mornings.  This would be a chance to work on either block-ins or start rendering form on a longer pose. I am just leading the group, drawing along side you, while also being available for any questions or help needed.  Keep your skills in practice one day a week through out the summer so your not rusty for next year!!!!
 If you are interested please email me back as soon aspossible
I need a head count by Thursday this week. 
classes will be held in the north studio at Grand Central Academy, 20 west 44th street, 6th floor, New York
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Drawings from Andy Ameral's anatomy workshop

Andy Ameral gave a great anatomy workshop at GCA. It was really informative and a great way to make anatomy approachable and understandable.