Just found this figure study in oil from when I was 19. While im not too impressed with my younger self's preservation skills (Crumbled up and off the stretcher bar) I am impressed with the painting skills.
Detail of painting -progress oil on linen under painting
Detail of underdrawing for a new oil on linen work
I moved to NYC 5 years and a week ago. 4 days after I moved here I had my first and only solo bike accident without a helmet.. i completed my first week reconnecting with old friends covered in bandages.
I was so excited to do a group gallery show the first month I was in NYC with artists from all over the world in the LES organized by Alexandra Catalan.
Like a strong woman that captures you with her tenacity; NYC is opinionated and passive ...alluring and vile...passionate and chill... I am smitten and I dont think Ill ever leave her.
here is a photo of the underdrawing of my beautiful friend Cyrina that was the first painting I began in NYC 5 years ago today.
it seems like yesterday and a lifetime ago at the same time
After washing paint brushes (i prefer non toxic and use "the masters brush cleaner") Individually wrap the brushes in a paper towel to hold the desired shape. This will help wick away moisture and allow the brushes retain proper form.
Attached below a short clip showing how well brushes hold shape after drying flat with the paper towl wrap.