Jun 4, 2017

Kat Timelapse

Kat VI (wip)
Gold Leaf on Paper
www.jphfinearts.net

This drawing had a large amount of gold leafing to be done so I thought I would make a time-lapse video demonstrating how it is done. With a short cameo from a little someone near the end.

Step 0: The drawing (not pictured)
Step 1: Painting on the Glue
Step 2: Applying the gold Leaf
Step 3: Brushing away excess gold
Step 4: Clean-up

#Goldleaf #gold #timelapse #drawing #figuredrawing #figurepainting #figure #charcoal #wip #workinprogress #classicalrealism #representationalart

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May 27, 2017

Ava and Emma

Ava and Emma
24" x 30"
Gold Leaf and Carbon
Pencil on Paper
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Another piece that took a very long time to complete. I always tell myself I'm going to work smaller, and then in the planning stage the drawing gets bigger and bigger and the final product takes me weeks to finish. The result in this one is great though, I don't think it would have been as good if it were half the size.

#figuredrawing #figure #figurepainting #gold #goldleaf #charcoal #classicalrealism #representationalart #rabbit



May 22, 2017

A and E WIP3

A and E (detail, wip)
Gold Leaf and Carbon
Pencil on Paper
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Still slowly progressing. Now I have all the non-fun stuff like background to work through. If only I could just fill the canvas with faces, that painting would keep my interest from start to finish.

#wip #workinprogress #figuredrawing #figure #figurepainting #goldleaf #charcoal #classicalrealism #representationalart


May 19, 2017

A and E WIP2

A and E (detail, wip)
Gold Leaf and Carbon
Pencil on Paper
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Progress is slow when you redraw the background in 4 different ways. I still have many more hours of work to put into this piece.

#wip #workinprogress #figuredrawing #figure #figurepainting #goldleaf #charcoal #classicalrealism #representationalart


May 10, 2017

A and E (detail, wip)

A and E (detail, wip)
Gold Leaf and Carbon
Pencil on Paper
www.jphfinearts.net

The basic block-ins of both portraits are done. I still have many more hours left on this one.

#wip #workinprogress #figuredrawing #figure #figurepainting #goldleaf #charcoal #classicalrealism #representationalart



May 4, 2017

City Lights

City Lights
48" x 24"
Gold Leaf and
Carbon Pencil
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I'll post some detail shots of this one tomorrow.

#angel #figuredrawing #figure #figurepainting #goldleaf #charcoal #classicalrealism #representationalart #citylights


Apr 24, 2017

Jessica V

Jessica V (WIP)
48" x 24"
Gold Leaf and
Carbon Pencil
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Still many more hours of work left to put in on this one.

#wip #workinprogress #angel #figuredrawing #figure #figurepainting #goldleaf #charcoal #classicalrealism #representationalart


Apr 14, 2017

Jessica V (WIP)

Jessica V
48" x 24"
Nothing on Paper Birch Panel
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I successfully attached a piece of paper to a birch panel without any problems. In contrast to my attempt last year with the painting"Dreaming" where I had to pull, scrape, and sand off 2 large pieces of paper before getting the 3rd to work.

My son thinks this large panel is for him to draw on. He says I'm joking when I tell him it's for one of my drawings.

#birchpanel #figuredrawing #figurepainting #drawing #charcoal #goldleaf #classicalrealism #representationalart


Apr 10, 2017

Two Roses

Two Roses
8" x 10"
Carbon Pencil on Paper
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I'm trying to do some smaller still lives for practice. I haven't decided if I will continue to do these little practices with or without the gold leaf. I'll just need to experiment more on these smaller canvases and see if it is actually viable.

#stilllife #charcoaldrawing #drawing #roses #classicalrealism #representationalart #njartist


Apr 6, 2017

LeAnna III

LeAnna III
20" x 30"
Gold Leaf and Carbon Pencil
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#figuredrawing #figure #figurepainting #goldleaf #charcoal #classicalrealism #representationalart #roses