It's been awhile since my last figure painting, so I felt a little rusty painting this today. In the end I felt this was a fairly decent oil study. (I've got plans for more life sessions this summer).
I love these small sketchbooks that I get called "Pen & Ink". I keep this photo of my friend Crystal tucked in the very back. (Crystal died a couple years ago). When I use every page I eventually "reach" Crystal's photo inside the back cover. I always transfer the photo into the next new sketchbook. It's just a cool way to remember her!
A typical simple sketch from my sketchbook... the people in line at the coffee shop.
Today, also, I stopped by to visit with celebrated Portland artists Jason Brown and Chris Haberman. They were working on art for their upcoming show (beginning July 31) at Goodfoot. The Paparazzi (Dave Burbach) documented their cool space and remembered that he helped his Dad deliver bread (many years ago) from this same location on Stark Street (when the space was "Luxury Bread").
L to R Jason Brown, me and Chris Haberman
(Top Photo): Oil study, Celeste Bergin, Jasmine, oil on 16x12 canvas panel