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Honorable Mention at Starline Gallery’s 2013 Grand Finale Masquerade Ball

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:08-05:00 October 31st, 2013|Award, Drawing, Exhibits, Figure Studies, gallery, Harvard Illinois, Palette and Chisel, Pastels, Portraits, Starline Gallery 4th Friday|

I exhibited two artworks at the Starline Gallery's Grand Finale Masquerade Ball in Late October, which wraps up their 2013 exhibition lineup, and I am proud to announce that I won an honorable mention in the show. 2 of my works were accepted, a portrait in soft pastels entitled “Jessica” and the award winner a figurative study done in soft pastel entitled “Kay”.

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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. […]

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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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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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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A Pink Dress, Figurative Pastel Painting

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:10-05:00 April 29th, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Figure Studies, Palette and Chisel, Pastels|

A Pink Dress, a figurative pastel painted at the Palette & Chisel A Pink Dress, 16×20, Soft Pastel on Board, 2/4/2012 A Pink Dress is a figurative painting of a lovely young woman who sat for use at the Palette & Chisel. She had such a demure air about her, [...]

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Sleeping Girl, Oil Pastel Portrait Art

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:10-05:00 April 22nd, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Figure Studies, Oil Pastel, Paintings, Palette and Chisel, Portraits|

Oil Pastel Painting of a Sleeping Girl Sleeping Girl, 12×16, Oil Pastels on Board, April 21 2012 Jesse posed for us at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago, and she did a wonderful as usual. She wore a white blouse with laced sleeves. The artwork that I did of her [...]

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Female Nude Figure Pastels, Courtney at the Palette & Chisel Chicago

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:11-05:00 April 14th, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Figure Studies, Palette and Chisel, Pastels|

Courtney, a new model at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago, Illinois Courtney with Her Hands Crossed over Her Leg, 16×20, Soft Pastel on Board, 3/31/2012 Courtney Reclined, 16×20, Soft Pastel on Board, 3/24/2012 A new model has been coming to the Palette & Chisel lately. She’s a delightful model named Courtney [...]

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Portrait of an Artist

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:11-05:00 March 13th, 2012|Chicago, Illinois, Palette and Chisel, Pastels, Portraits|

Portrait of an Artist, a pastel portrait painted at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago, Illinois Portrait of an Artist, 12×16, Soft Pastel on Board, 1/21/2012 This portrait was done at the Palette & Chisel (in the Gold Coast Neighborhood of Chicago, IL) and is of a young woman that a later saw [...]

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