Thursday, December 24, 2015

La Noche Oscura

A "nocturne" painting study from life. From a great class taught by artist James Martin.

"To reach satisfaction in all, desire satisfaction in nothing..."

"For contemplation is nothing else than a secret and peaceful and
loving inflow of God, which, if not hampered, fires the soul in the spirit
of love."

-from St. John of the Cross, author of "The Dark Night of the Soul"

These sound like lofty aspirations, haha. But they seem worth the attempt ! ;)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tête à tête

From a class taught by Bob Kato and TA'd by Claire Chen. Learned a lot from both, and both people were incredibly generous and encouraging!


Costume creation of Justine Parrish, modeled by the wonderful Danielle (I do not know her last name, but she's a familiar face for most figure drawing folks around here)

The Hairy Chopper Saga

Some uber goofy things inspired by my brother chopping palm branches down this morning... (with a shovel. we don't have an axe. yes it's possible.)