Jun 4, 2017

Kat Timelapse

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

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
www.jphfinearts.net

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
www.jphfinearts.net

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
www.jphfinearts.net

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
www.jphfinearts.net

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
www.jphfinearts.net

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

Mar 19, 2017

Madeline in Gold II

Madeline in Gold II
24" x 16"
Gold Leaf and
Carbon Pencil
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#art #drawing #goldleaf #figurepainting #figuredrawing #classicalrealism #realism #representationalart #charcoal #contemporaryrealism

Mar 16, 2017

Madeline in Gold II (WIP2, detail)

Madeline in Gold II (WIP, detail)
24" x 16"
Gold Leaf and
Carbon Pencil
www.jphfinearts.net

I might be finished with the face, I'll probably pick at it a little more throughout the rest of the drawing. I still need to work more on the hair.

#art #goldleaf #figurepainting #figuredrawing #classicalrealism #realism #representationalart #charcoal #contemporaryrealism

Mar 6, 2017

Madeline in Gold II (WIP)

Madeline in Gold II (WIP, detail)
20" x 14"
Gold Leaf and
Carbon Pencil
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I start every drawing the a detailed cartoon transferred onto the paper, then the gold leaf is laid down. The drawing needs to be perfect at this stage because I won't be able to move the gold around once the drawing gets started.

#art #goldleaf #figurepainting #figuredrawing #classicalrealism #realism #representationalart #charcoal #contemporaryrealism


Mar 5, 2017

Anthony III

Anthony III
20" x 14"
Gold Leaf and
Carbon Pencil on Paper
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#art #goldleaf #crown #King #figurepainting #figuredrawing #classicalrealism #realism #representationalart #charcoal #contemporaryrealism


Mar 1, 2017

Anthony III (WIP)

Anthony III (WIP)
20" x 14"
Gold Leaf and
Carbon Pencil on Paper
www.jphfinearts.net

First pass on the background and shadows is complete.

#art #goldleaf #crown #King #figurepainting #figuredrawing #classicalrealism #realism #representationalart #charcoal #oilpainting #contemporaryrealism #workinprogress #wip

Feb 26, 2017

Jen in Gold

Jen in Gold
20" x 16"
Gold Leaf and
Carbon Pencil on Paper
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Thanks again Jen for being a fantastic model.

#art #goldleaf #gold #figurepainting #figuredrawing #classicalrealism #realism #charcoal


Feb 21, 2017

Jen II (WIP, detail)

Jen II (detail)
20" x 16"
Gold Leaf and
Carbon Pencil on Paper
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#art #goldleaf #figurepainting #figuredrawing #classicalrealism #realism #charcoal #wip #workinprogress


Feb 1, 2017

Jen in Magenta

Jen in Magenta
30" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
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I decided on the magenta color. Venetian red is just too orange for a nice dress color.

#art #figurepainting #oilpainting #classicalrealism #realism #paletteknifepainting #magenta


Jan 30, 2017

Jen (WIP, detail)

Jen (WIP, detail)
30" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
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New Figure painting. I'm still deciding between dress colors, earthy red or magenta.

#art #figurepainting #oilpainting #WIP #workinprogress #classicalrealism#realism #paletteknifepainting


Jan 19, 2017

Emily Yellow Dress

Emily Yellow Dress
Oil on Canvas
24" x 18"
www.jphfinearts.net

I might darken the yellow dress a little bit in places once the paint dries, but for now I think it's finished.

Thank you as always Emily!

#art #figurepainting #oilpainting #classicalrealism #realism #yellow#paletteknifepainting #paletteknifeartist


Jan 10, 2017

Gold Dress

Gold Dress
20" x 14"
Gold Leaf and Carbon Pencil
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#art #goldleaf #golddress #figurepainting #figuredrawing #classicalrealism #realism