Vlk, 16x20, Soft Pastel on Board I am proud to announce my Bronze Medal Award at the Great Lakes Pastel Society 2014 National Exhibit. The piece that won the awards is a portrait of a young woman entitled "Vlk". “Vlk” is an alla prima (all at once) 16×20 soft pastel portrait that was [...]
A Girl Wearing a BandanaPastel on Board 12x16 A Girl Wearing a Bandana won an Honorable Mention award at the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas' Art of the Pastel 2014 show. A Girl Wearing a Bandana was awarded this distinction by the awards juror Alan Flattmann. Alan Flattmann juried for awards on February [...]
Portrait of Andrew, 24x24, Acrylic on Board Portrait of Andrew won an Award of Excellence in the Four Points Contemporary 2nd Bi-annual online exhibition. Portrait of Andrew is an expressive acrylic painting of a young man, Andrew, which is painted in a vibrant and lively style. The painting depicts Andrew looking off to [...]
3 of my artworks were accepted into the pastel only art exhibit Pastels Chicago 2013 which is held at the Art Center Highland Park, IL.
The Pastel Society of the Southwest Held the opening reception and award ceremony this past weekend, and I am proud to announce that the pastel portrait I submitted “Vlk” was selected for the Portrait/Figure Award!
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”.
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. […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]