While I don't really like to post private information, I wanted to post this image, which unfrortunately requires information. My father had just passed away two days before I went out and painted this watercolor, and I was at that sort of going-through-the-motions phase where arrangements were being made and condolences were coming in (my father was a very well respected man). When all things were done I took a cue from him, as he never stopped working, and went out to paint. Knowing the situation makes the image seem a little mournful, and I often feel that way about the autumn landscape, but as an image I think it came out OK, and since I did it so soon after my father's passing, I felt it as an honor to him, since he was without a doubt the most inspirational person in my life, and always supported my artistic pursuits.
Friday, October 11, 2013
These are a group of drawings that represent my continuing life study classes, free of charge, done on the Long Island Rail Road. I would certainly recommend any artist who wants to sketch from life to do this. You can observe not only anatomy but also fabrics and clothing on people.