The above painting will be participating in a group show that opens this Friday at the 33 Contemporary Gallery in the Zhou Art Center in Chicago. The Chronicles of a Future Foretold is a Poets & Artists exhibition curated by Samuel Peralta. The selection of work explores where figurative art intersects with prevalent themes found in science fiction.
For more information about the show the link is here.
To order a copy of the Poets & Artists publication the link is here.
I will be organizing ongoing fresco painting courses and private lessons in Florence, Italy. Students will learn about one of the most durable mediums for painting: fresco. The full process will be explored including: the preparation of the support, colors and cartoon. Taking advantage of the unique abundance of fresco painting in Florence, site visits to various chapels, churches and museums will enlighten the student to the aesthetic possibilities offered by this wonderful medium.
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Drawing of Jon, graphite on paper, 15cm x 20cm
Support panel with rough coat of plaster.
Application of ‘intonico’
Image transferred via ‘incisione’ method to the finished ‘intonico’ and ‘velo’ coats
I am very pleased to share that my painting “The Young Architect” has been included in the #93 Eros Gaze publication of Poets Artists Magazine. It is a wonderful mix of literary and visual metaphor created by Didi Menendez. Print issues of the Eros Gaze are available via Blurb at the following link here.
The Oak Park Art League’s 97th Annual Artist Member Exhibition opened on April 13th and runs until May 4th. My painting of Rhapso is participating. For more information the OPAL website is here. The facebook page is here.
I have a variety of works available at the Michael LaConte Gallery via 1st Dibs. There are drawings, paintings and sculptures. Please follow the link here to see more. Both above and below are a selection of the pieces.
The Trickster, oil on linen, 70cm x 90cm. Awarded 1st place at the Oak Park Art League’s Artist Member’s show.
Several times a year, I have the pleasure to teach figure drawing and artistic anatomy to the beginning and intermediate students at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy.
A competent knowledge of human anatomy is fundamental for successfully incorporating the figure into one’s work. My personal approach to teaching this is simultaneously develop observation skills while familiarize the to student with underlying structure through the creation of graphic overlays.
The class begins with a drawing is created over a series of sessions from a model. Once the drawings are at a certain level overlays of the skeleton and muscle groups are created. In addition to the model, a skeleton and Paul Richer’s Artistic Anatomy aid the student in the development of work.
The images above and below are the examples I created during the class.
Here is a better video walk through of my show a the Oak Park Public Library this summer. It is posted from my YouTube channel. In addition to several interviews I have been collecting art related videos that are quite interesting. Please check it out here.