Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monique's Necklace

We had beautiful Monique as our model last week and she brought her favorite necklace. 9" x 12" oil on canvas Raymar panel.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Untitled by Frances Kuta

Wow...it has been almost 2 months since I've posted any paintings. Over the holidays I visited my family for two weeks. Once I returned...every time I would try to get started painting...some other priority yelled louder. So I've been struggling with that. My Thursday group has saved me. I have to show up and paint...and since we have started gathering again...my painting passion is returning. Weird. This painting is one of my favorite models. I posed her in my studio last year and finished this painting from the photo. It is oil on canvas Raymar panel, 11" x 14".

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Red Ribbon Winner

My Representational Art League group is having a show at Moonstone Crossing Winery in Trinidad. For this 3 month show we each painted 4 wine paintings...ranging from still life to landscape and botanicals. The show continues to Dec. 26. This one is 14" x 11" oil on canvas Raymar panel.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


We had the sweetest model last week. Her skin seemed to glow whichever way we put light on her. Practicing with my Asaro head helped me get as much information as possible during the 3 hour model session. This one is 14" x 11" oil on canvas Raymar panel.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Asaro Head Girlfriend

Ok...I thought my Asaro head looked weird with acrylic paint on him....I plopped a wig on it and here's what I got...his girlfriend!!!!!! hahahhaha. I'm going to paint this head every day for a week or more...don't worry...i won't post all...it's just a really good exercise...at some point I'll fill him out so he doesn't look like a New Guinea shrunken head!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Planes of the Head Study

How many of you artists hate this head? I have heard that so often from artists...either they've painted it so much they're sick of it...or it is just so freaky looking. An artist John Asaro invented it for teaching students to see the planes of the head. You can put it under different lighting conditions it highlights different planes. It comes in gray. But I painted mine with acrylic paint so it would have flesh tones. It became even freakier. Painting a head in space is always difficult...I've decided to keep painting this head to help me with my live model sessions.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

On Her Dresser

Little dolls are a challenge to paint for me because I need to make an effort to keep them looking like a doll versus a real person. They're very individual if you really look at them. This one is going in the Mini's in November show at The Wine Spot. 5" x 7" oil on canvas Raymar panel. Thanks for looking !