Category Archives: Figures

A Composite Face

I Zoom so much these days, and I mostly Zoom at my desk where my art materials are temptingly handy. Sometimes sketches happen in situations like this. This figure has the eyes of one friend, the smile of another, and … Continue reading

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The Printmaker

Tonight’s model has modeled for the Tuesday Zoom sketching group several times. He is studying printmaking and usually poses at his studio table. Every time I paint this particular model, I notice how his posture and focused gaze makes him … Continue reading

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What Does She See?

This week’s Tuesday Zoom model wore a beautiful red polka-dotted dress. She sat on the couch in her living room, holding a pillow and looking off into the distance. Her red hair, red dress, and rosy complexion were lovely. Her … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Model Seemed So Sad

Tuesday’s Zoom model sat on the floor and leaned her head against wall. She seemed dejected and I wondered what the story was and hoped she would be OK. At the end of the evening, I put the painting up … Continue reading

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Man with a Boutonniere

Our model for the Fresno Tuesday night sketching group posed in a cream jacket with a white feather boutonnière. With his bare feet, he looked like a tired out partygoer, and I was eager to convey it all in a … Continue reading

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My Friend‘s Eyes

I was Zooming with some friends and kept noticing one particular person and her eyes. I think her dark sweater, the dark chair that encased her, her slim face, her position at a slight angle to her camera, and the … Continue reading

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Watching TV

Our Tuesday evening Zoom model somehow managed to sit perfectly still while watching TV in her living room. She had an air of attentiveness that showed in her eyes, and I worked to capture that in this sketch.

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