So what about painting the figure?

In college, I was required to take figure drawing/painting classes. I honestly really didn’t get into them at all. As a subject, it just held no interest for me. I didn’t understand why that practice mattered. Through the years, I’ve sat through some figure drawing sessions by choice, it seemed like a necessary exercise I guess?— but not… More


I’ve been studying smaller sections of my plein air gouache/crayon paintings lately. I’m working only in studio for now, and so those last few dozen plein air paintings from late October and November are the source material for all the new stuff. I’m looking pretty hard at the sense of light, color and place in them. The… More