Thank you for the warm welcome @drawingnewyork ! 💛 I'm excited to teach this portrait drawing workshop! ✨
Link in bio to sign up. ✨
If you could get me to teach you anything, what would it be? ✨
Our actions make the fragrance of our lives.... Would you smell of plums? Or Vinegar? 🍑 -Kirby Larson
Image: "Italian Plum" #allaprima , oil on 3" x 5" (7.62 x 12.7 cm) linen panel. Part of #thestilllife exhibit at @eleventh_street_arts thru March 22nd.
As the weather gets better, do you think people would be willing to sit outside for a few hours while I draw or paint them? I'd like to do some Central Park sessions. .
Image: Drawn from life (indoors 😏). Charcoal and graphite on 11" x 14" (27.49 x 35.56 cm) paper @artistnickywatts . #portraitdrawing#fromlife
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -Emiliano Zapata
Image: Progress shots of my drawing a foot from life. Graphite and charcoal on Strathmore paper, 11" x 14" (27.94 x 35.56 cm).
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." - Leonardo da Vinci .
I agree with Leo! I had fun drawing my model's foot. 😇 Can you tell? To capture the human body *still* but as though it could move at any moment... That's where the fun is! .
#drawinganatomyandart #👣 @academic_artworks
A`ohe loa i ka hana a ke aloha. ❤ (Distance is ignored by love.) -Hawaiian proverb .
Here's a look at a beginning to "end"... It's actually unfinished. I'm looking forward to returning to this painting to create a background. Since I painted him in person, we got to talk about our lives in Hawaii (where we coincidentally both lived before moving to NYC) and how we miss the island. .
Image: Close-up progress shots*, from a full figure 24" x 18" (61cm x 45.72cm) oil painting on board. @aloeinaquila *As always, feel free to ask questions!
Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh I don't know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me. — Michael Scott ☕The Office
Sometimes a painting doesn't go as planned. Like this one. I lost his likeness from drawing to painting. It's on my project list to go back and recover this painting. Just know, what you see on social media are highlights. There are plenty of bad days, tossed out ideas and abandoned art that you'll never see. #justkeepgoing
Image: close up from a 30" x 24" (76.2 cm x 60.96 cm) oil on linen, full figure painting, painted from life. Model: @ankhkephura
I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good - or because they're lucky.
On this day last year, this was my view. Painting from life, with my drawing on hand, to help me stay true to my original vision. ・・・
Paint what you enjoy. 🍩😊🎨 Tonight from 6:30-9pm is the opening of "The Still Life: Contemporary Interpretations" group exhibit at Eleventh Street Arts in NYC. This and a couple of my other still life paintings will be on display. For more info or to purchase: email@example.com
#eleventhstreetarts#thestilllife#donutsofinstagram @eleventh_street_arts @dunkindonuts
Remember when I asked for a title for my painting? Great suggestions poured in! I went with "L'amore delle tre Melarance" (The Love for Three Oranges) thanks @holeymes ! #🍊 This painting is in the group show "The Still Life: Contemporary Interpretations" Opening Thursday @eleventh_street_arts
If you're in the NYC area, check it out! On display thru March 22nd.
Image: 4" x 8" oil on linen board. Painted from life.
When you're finished changing, you're finished. -Benjamin Franklin
Looking back, I can see how I've changed as an artist. How does that saying go? About how the more you know, the more you know you don't know? 😉. Image: Close-up from a lovely full figure, reclined back pose, done in grisaille (monochrome painting) 18" x 24" (45.72 x 60.96 cm) oil on linen. Painted #fromlife @drawing.anatomy.and.art
*Swipe to see drawing and painting* "Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection." -Mark Twain .
Image: Split screen of my oil drawing and painting, 16" x 20" (40.64 x 50.8 cm). Drawn and painted from life. Unfinished.
*Swipe to see painting* "Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles." -J.R.R. Tolkien, LOTR .
(I've noticed while painting, I've been snacking on junk food. Is this just me? Do you have a go-to, work snack?)
Image: #timelapsepainting close-ups from a wip full figure pose, oil on gessobord 18" x 24" (45.72 x 60.96 cm) 💙 @freddyborges4931#drawinganatomyandart
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Image: Close-up from a full figure nude 18" x 24" (45.72 x 60.96 cm) oil on gessobord.
“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -
I've been thinking about that word "hope". Among other questions; Can a painting give hope? .
A close-up from a full figure pose, oil on gessobord 18" x 24" (45.72 x 60.96 cm) 💙 @freddyborges4931 #figurepainting
Celebrating my 4 year New Yorkiversary (I've been in NYC for 4 years). 🎉 Who wants some sage words of wisdom about the city? 😁 I'll give some to every comment.
Image: A throw back to what I was painting this day last year. 18" x 24" (45.72 x 60.96 cm) oil on linen, painted from life.