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Jesse in Yellow & Grey

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 May 15th, 2013|Chicago, Illinois, Palette and Chisel, Pastels, Portraits|

Jesse in Yellow and Grey, Pastel on Paper Jesse in Yellow and Grey was done at the Palette and Chisel on a Saturday morning during one of their long pose sessions. That morning she was posing clothed, wearing a grey long sleeved shirt. […]

Pastel Art of Sadie

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 May 3rd, 2013|Chicago, Illinois, Drawing, Figure Studies, Pastels, Portraits|

Sadie Gazing Up, Pastel on Paper Sadie modeled for us at Platform Studios in Chicago Illinois at several of their weeknight drawing sessions. On some days I draw using an array of soft pastels, and on others I keep it simple with a couple of pieces of black and white [...]

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Figurative Nude Art in Soft Pastel

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 April 20th, 2013|Chicago, Illinois, Drawing, Figure Studies, gallery, Palette and Chisel, Pastels, Portraits|

20 Minute Back Study, Pastel on Paper These are some great pastel drawings that I did at a quick sketch open figure drawing session hosted by the Palette and Chisel in Chicago Illinois. I attended the long pose session that saturday morning, and stuck around for more quick sketch to [...]

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La Chemise Rouge, Oil Painting Portrait of Nicole in Chicago

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 April 15th, 2013|Chicago, Illinois, gallery, Oil Painting, Paintings|

La Chemise Rouge, Oil on Board, 9×12 Nicole modelled for me at an art gallery in Chicago’s north side. She was an amazing model with a knack for expressive an dynamic poses. She incorporated her hands nicely, and included environmental elements in a very natural way. […]

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Figurative Nude Paintings at the Dirty Show Chicago

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 April 7th, 2013|Chicago, Illinois, Exhibits, Figure Studies, gallery|

Olympia, Pastel on Paper, done at the Palette and Chisel in Chicago, Illinois April 13th & 14th Gallery Provocateur 1621 N. Kedzie Blvd Chicago, Illinois Gallery Provocateur in Chicago, Illinois is hosting the erotic art show, Dirty Show Chicago, Saturday night April 13th and Sunday April 14th for daytime viewing. [...]

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Pastel Paintings at the Absinthe Show Aurora, Illinois

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 March 30th, 2013|Aurora Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, Exhibits, Figure Studies, gallery, Palette and Chisel, Pastels|

Katya, Pastel on Board, 16×20 The Absinthe Show Friday April 5th 2013 6pm – 10pm Artbar located at Two Brothers Roundhouse 205 North Broadway Aurora, IL 60506 (630) 264-2739 Artbar is holding a one day show “Absinthe Show” at the Two Brothers Roundhouse Brewpub. Enjoy Two Brother’s acclaimed craft beer [...]

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Pastel Portrait of Maggie

By | 2013-04-09T23:46:58-05:00 December 11th, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Palette and Chisel, Pastels, Portraits|

Here is a new piece of art called "Portrait of Maggie", who posed for us at the Palette and Chisel on Dec 2nd. It is executed in soft pastels and shows a young woman facing the viewer done in a colorful, saturated palette. My vantage point was from a short drawing horse in front of [...]

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Nudes of Bella

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 October 10th, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Drawing, Figure Studies, Palette and Chisel, Portraits|

Various Studies of Bella, Conté on Paper, 9/3/2012 At the 2012 Palette and Chisel Labor Day Marathon we did a series of 1 – 25 minute figure studies of an elegant model named Bella. Showcased here are 3 of the longer poses done in Conté on a textured paper. Portrait of [...]

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Pastels of Kay

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 September 30th, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Figure Studies, Palette and Chisel, Pastels, Portraits|

Portrait of Kay, 16×20, Soft Pastel on Board, 9/3/2012 Kay, 12×16, Soft Pastel on Board, 9/3/2012 At the 2012 Palette and Chisel Labor Day Marathon we did 2 long poses of a young blonde model name Kay, and she did some difficult poses considering the length of the sitting. For [...]

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Valaree in the Gallery, Figurative Oil Painting

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 September 23rd, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Figure Studies, gallery, Oil Painting, Paintings|

Valaree in the Gallery, 16×20, Oil on Panel, 2011 Valaree modeled for me a while ago in Chicago for a series of short poses and one long pose. Luckily, I took some photographs to that I could paint this more involved piece several weeks later. […]

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Curves, Nude Acrylic Art

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:10-05:00 September 22nd, 2012|Acrylic Painting, Chicago, Illinois, Figure Studies, Paintings|

Curves is an Acrylic painting that was made in early 2011. It focuses on the elegant curves of the nude female torso while using interesting color juxtapositions and lively, confident brushwork. The palette consists of cadmium orange, cadmium yellow, dioxazine purple, sap green, titanium white, and a little cerulean blue [...]

Rouge, A Pastel Painting of a Young Woman in Bed

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:10-05:00 May 21st, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Figure Studies, Palette and Chisel, Pastels, Portraits|

Rouge, a pastel portrait painted at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago, Illinois Rouge, 12×16, Soft Pastel on Board, 12/17/2011 Here is a 4 1/2 hour painting that was done at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. The lovely model was reclined on a chaise and was intensely gripping the corner of her [...]

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Pastel Portrait of a Woman with Her Hair Braided Up, Painted at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:10-05:00 May 13th, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Paintings, Palette and Chisel, Pastels, Portraits, Uncategorized|

Jesse with Her Hair Braided Up, 16×20, Soft Pastel on Board, 04/07/2012 A few weeks ago I did a portrait of Jesse, who has posed for us numerous times at the Palette & Chisel. Unfortunately, I arrived slightly late and ended up in a conspicuous location, but I think I made [...]

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Minita, Figurative Art and Pastel Portraits of a Middle Eastern Beauty

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:10-05:00 May 3rd, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Figure Studies, Palette and Chisel, Pastels, Portraits, Uncategorized|

Minita with Her Eyes Closed, 18¾×24¾, Pastel on Paper, June 2011 Last Summer, I spent the day at the Palette & Chisel and did quite a few artistic studies of the lovely model, Minita. She posed for the morning long pose session for 4.5 hours, and for this sitting I [...]

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