Monday, November 9, 2009

Who Said it is Not Good to Copy?

I've been working on some copies of Bougeureau and Rembrandt. There is so much one can learn from the master. Copying was a major component of the education of the French Academy in the 19th century.

Friday, October 23, 2009


I'm posting some copy paintings I'm working on, some drawings from the figure drawing and head drawing class I am teaching at UVU and the first two are a drawing from life and a drawing from memory. One of these days I'm going to learn how to photograph my artwork so it doesn't look like crap.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


It has been a long time since last post. Here are some drawings that I have been working on. The reference for the Indian drawings is from Edward Curtis. I love his lighting and composition. It makes for a more personal portrait. I am not sure if it is the composition, the lighting, or position of the head, or a combination of each. The other is from a scuplture of Bernini of St. Longus.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009