Wednesday, March 13, 2013


There are several things to think about when painting from a live model. One that I wasn't expecting while painting Zeno was at the end of his last sitting, when after standing up too quickly and stretching, he lost consciousness and fell face first off the model stand. Luckily, he came away with only a bloody nose.

Zeno by Rob Rey -
Zeno, Oil, 11 x 14 inches

Zeno by Rob Rey -
This second image is taken in raking light to show the relief texture of the brushwork. I didn't make an animated gif this time, but if you click on either image to zoom in with Blogger's image viewer, you should be able to get the same effect by flipping back and forth with the arrow keys on your keyboard.