July 15, 2010
I saw you mentioned on someone's Meetup profile (Alex Zemper's group).
Not sure yet. Probably motivation to try some new things beyond my usual range.
I aspire to do as well with oils as I do with drawing, as I'd like to introduce some form of color to my portraits if I can. This is a long way off!
Figurative and portrait art. I am not a still-life or landscape person.
I love Richard Schmid (even his landscapes!) and his cronies. I don't know what you'd call this -- contemporary Impressionist art? In drawing I tend towards realist and caricature-like styles. Among classicists, Vermeer, Bouguereau, Caravaggio.
I run a local life drawing group and do charcoal/graphite portraits on commission. I am self-trained. Periodically I try to learn how to use oils. This is one of those periods.