Recent figure drawing

Posted: May 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Alla-Prima Painting, Drawing, Life Drawing, Life Painting, Portrait, Raphaël | 1 Comment »

Now in Ottawa, I’m excited to have found the The Drawing Room Studio. Sarah Lacy, the artist who runs the studio, is a classically trained artist. This translates into wonderful long poses with good lighting, and well planned easel and chair spacing so that everyone can see the model.

Though I would love to attend every session, weekend “family-time” prevents me from doing so. Nonetheless, here are some of my drawings from those poses.

charcoal drawing

I completed this drawing in charcoal on the Saturday

oil painting

… and this painting on the Sunday, my first figure painting in a LONG time!

charcoal drawing

Completed this portrait in charcoal on the Saturday

charcoal drawing

… and this figure on the Sunday, of the same pose.

charcoal drawing

And not from life, but from a photo, this is a sketch of my son, for a possible upcoming drawing and/or painting.


Group Show

Posted: February 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Art Show, Competition, Drawing, Portrait, Raphaël | No Comments »

The drawing of my infant son will be in the upcoming Drawing 2016 Annual Juried Exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto. I’d love to see you at the opening!

John B Aird Gallery Drawing 2016

I Am Here, charcoal drawing

“I Am Here!”
charcoal on paper
13×19


Latest drawing, Upcoming Show

Posted: May 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Art Show, Competition, Drawing, Portrait, Raphaël | No Comments »

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken the time to update my blog. I have been drawing and painting but did not have the time to photograph my work.

In the last month, I’ve been working on a portrait of my son. I certainly chose a difficult project — I used five different photos to compose the gesture and expression, each of which had a different light source and captured Raphaël at a different age. Those legs go from skinny to plump incredibly fast within the first few months!

Though it’s a portrait of him as an infant, I wanted to capture his personality as it is expressed at his current preschool age. Moreover, I aimed to portray the exuberance of life slightly coloured by a fear of the unknown and new. I think it turned out well in spite of all these challenges.

I Am Here charcoal drawing

“I Am Here!
charcoal on paper
13×19

You can see this portrait of my son in the upcoming Interact Juried Art Salon at the Tett Centre in Kingston, Ontario. The exhibit opens May 21st at 7:00PM and closes June 26th.


I went life drawing!

Posted: October 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Life Drawing, Portrait, Raphaël | No Comments »

With Raphaël, I don’t have much time to draw, but I did manage to go to the Harcourt House open sessions a couple of times in recent weeks. Here are some of my better drawings, plus a sketch of Raphaël from when he was around 5 months old (I drew it in January).