Monday, February 23, 2009

Shoo-Fly Pie

This is a little ode to home. Growing up in Lancaster County I stuffed myself with whoopie pies, shoo fly pies and chicken pot pie. Here I cut a piece out (the rest went to my students) set it on a white background with a strong light. It's tough trying to give each brown a character of it's own but I think I managed all right for an hour painting. Next time I think I'm going to have to paint some wilbur that's directly from my hometown of Lititz. Mmmmmm.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Whoopie Pies in Thought

This was a quick little demo I did on Alla Prima painting with my students. I wanted to play with some vibrant colors so I found a bright green envelope in the office and set up the pies. The pies took on a reddish glow which complements nicely on canvas. I didn't spend too much time on this so it's pretty rough.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Cookies

These little guys were painted for an in class demo on oil painting. I set up several different combinations with different cookies and chose the one on the top and another one for the bottom. It was slowly turning into a disaster so I wiped the bottom cookie and replaced it with the jelly filled. And I did eat them after.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Some Line Work

Add ImageThese two drawings were started out as an in class demo on line weight.  I guess I was feeling very gourdy that day.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

In Class Studies

These are two oil demos I did for my pictorial fundamental classes. The first one was on masonite with a thick layer of gesso. I toned the surface with acrylic burnt umber. The second was toned the same but on gessoed illustration board. I didn't get a chance to take the tape off so it still looks like it's in progress. Both took about an hour each to complete.