Saturday, April 21, 2012

CM Cooper paintings

A completely prejudiced link to my lovely wife's website. The woman can paint. REALLY paint.
And she keeps getting better...all the time. Grrrrrrrr. (I love it)
Check it out!!!

 Currently, she's in the Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art show at Legacy Gallery, which just opened on the 20th of April.

Painting studies

"Amber." Limited palette. Indian yellow, lemon yellow, Quin Red, Burnt sienna, Ivory black

        "Kelly." Same limited palette as above

"Toni." Full palette. Interesting color, but I lost the drawing on the left side of the head. Too many sharp edges

Quick studies of Julie.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Drawing (for what its worth)

Somewhere between 10 to 20 minutes...

3 minute poses

10 minutes

2 minute poses (Karl Gnass' class at Disney)

20 minutes

Charcoal studies (heavily influenced by my friends Mark Westermoe, and Karl Gnass).
Though I never studied with Fred Fixler, I was heavily influenced by his students and by watching
him from Brandes Art Institute where he chose me to be his first color painting teacher back in 1983 (later Fred left and formed California Art Institute). Heavy thanks to Mark Westermoe (whom I took too many classes from), Greg Pro, Morgan, Glen Orbik (who I still need to study with...), and Laurel Blechman...who's father suffered through Fred's really bad cheap side. The man was a character, that's for sure