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.