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Art Opening at County Wine Merchant in Burr Ridge, IL

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:09-05:00 January 14th, 2013|Burr Ridge Illinois, Exhibits|

County Wine Merchant208 Burr Ridge Pkwy Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Saturday, Jan 19th, 2013 Rescheduled TBA 7 PM Stop by the County Wine Merchant in Burr Ridge, IL for a little wine, a little cheese, and some great art. I will be displaying several paintings in this very quaint and cozy setting. County [...]

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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 [...]

Portrait of Kristi, Soft Pastel Art

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:10-05:00 September 20th, 2012|Lakewood, Illinois, Pastels|

Portrait of Kristi, 12×16, Soft Pastel on Board, 9/5/2012 Kristi modeled for one of my drawing groups out in the Chicago suburbs, and I did a pastel portrait of her on a 12×16 Ampersand Pastelbord using various brands of Pastels (Rembrandt, Blick, and Daler Rowney). One thing I am very [...]

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Two Candles, A Still Life in Watercolor Paint

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:10-05:00 July 23rd, 2012|LaGrange Illinois, Paintings, Still Life, Watercolor|

Two Candles, A Still Life in Watercolor Paint Two Candles, A Painting in Watercolor Two Candles, Watercolor on Paper, 7/8/2012 I picked up some watercolors which I haven’t used in many, many years. […]

Fine Art Portrait of a Young Girl

By | 2018-04-20T21:33:10-05:00 May 28th, 2012|Drawing, Lake Zurich, Illinois|

Portrait of a Young Girl, 18×24, Conté on Paper, 10/12/2011 There is an art school in Lake Zurich, Illinois called Mainstreet Art Centre that holds open sessions periodically, and I was attending a few of them last year. The model that posed for us was quite young, probably about 15 years [...]

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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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