Sunday, December 20, 2009

Figure Drawing Session

Oh, yeah, and I drew the model too...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Travel Sketches

Here is entertainment industry sculptor, Jordu Schell, giving a monster sculpting demonstration at IlluXcon.

And this is the guy that modeled for Donato Giancola during his portrait painting demonstration, also at IlluXcon in Pennsylvania.

Two weeks later, I delightfully happened to run into Donato again in Montreal while visiting the John William Waterhouse exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art! It was a really excellent display of one of my favorite artists.
Also while in Montreal, it was cold waiting for the museum to open, so I got a cup of tea and sketched the back side of this sculpture of Norman Bethune from inside a Tim Horton's there.
I didn't know anything about him at the time, but Wikipedia tells me he was a medical innovator and Surgeon-in-Chief of Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital in the 1930's

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Wearing a damaged straw hat, he makes a surprisingly convincing rancher.

Oil, 16 x 20 inches
(click to enlarge)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009