October 2009

There is a very talented crop of new art students coming up. I am teaching a figure drawing class now in Bath and I have to say it is a thrill. Some of these students are really very good. And the daughter of a friend is putting together a portfolio for her college entrance. self-portrait

This classic wedding portrait was painted in a manner reminiscent of John Singer Sargent as a wedding gift to a family friend known since childhood.   The bride wears a white lace gown passed down from her mother and grandmother.  She holds a red arum lily in the same hand that catches a fold of her skirt.  Juxtaposed with these traditional elements of a bridal portrait we have a sharp sense of the bride as an individual.   Her inquiring eyes are focused on the outside world,  through the french doors.    Her pose is graceful, but the torque of