Portrait Practice August 1st to 12th 2018

Watercolor portrait painting from 2.5 hour live sitter session.

Life portrait study in crayon. Drawn during a live filming of Figure It Out, a program on a Portland, Maine community network television.

Life portrait study in crayon. Drawn during a live filming of Figure It Out, a program on a Portland, Maine community network television.

25 minute watercolor sketch of a thinking woman

45 minute watercolor painting of a woman with a daisy.

Watercolor portrait painting from 2.5 hour live sitter session.

Weekly Sketches July 2-8 2018

My favorite sketches from this last week.

12 Minute Portrait Sketches

 

12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper

2.5 Portrait Painting From Live Models

It’s hard enough capturing one model in watercolor in only 2.5 hours. Having two models is delightfully challenging!

Watercolor Portrait Sketch
11×17 Watercolor on Paper

Sketches From 06/25 To 07/01 2018

My favorite sketches from last week.

12 Minute Portrait Sketches of Fellow Artists

12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Newsprint
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Newsprint
12 Minute Sketches Of 4 Portraits
18×24 Crayon on Newsprint

2.5 Hour Portrait Painting From Live Subject

Portrait Painting From Live Subject
11×14 Watercolor Crayon on Paper

Weekly Sketches And Portrait Practice Jun 18-24 2018

My favorite sketches from the previous week.

12 Minute Portrait Sketch From Artists Drawing Artists Group

12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper

Figure Drawing From “Figure It Out” TV Show

There is a monthly Public Access TV Show in Portland, Maine called “Figure It Out.” I have been invited to take part in a few episodes where a host interviews each artist as they draw live models.

Figure Drawing Sketch with Two Models
11×17 Crayon on Paper

Portrait Practice Portfolio Piece

This wasn’t really a sketch, but a portrait practice piece for my portfolio.

Portrait Portfolio Piece
12×16 Watercolor Crayon on Board

2.5 Hour Painting From Live-Sitter Portrait Group

Portrait Painting From Life
11×14 Watercolor Crayon on Paper

Weekly Sketches June 11-17 2018

More portrait sketches from the previous week.

30 Minute Portrait Sketch From Live Model

This portrait was done in Portland, Maine’s Congress Square Park which has an Art In The Park day every other Tuesday during the Summer.

Portrait Sketch Of Woman In the Park
11×17 Crayon on Paper

12 Minute Portrait Sketches From My Artist Drawing Artist Group

12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper
12 Minute Portrait Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Paper

2.5 Painting From Live Model Portrait Group

Portrait Painting From Life
11×14 Watercolor Crayon on Paper

Weekly Portrait Sketches Jun 04-10 2018

As a practicing artist, I do a lot of sketching, especially portrait sketches. It was my intention with this blog to post sketches as I go, but that got a little overwhelming and I fell behind. So instead I am going to post my my favorite sketches on a weekly basis and see how that goes.

I try to sketch every day, but sometimes life just gets too busy. Fortunately I’m part of a three weekly drawing groups so that keeps me sketching at least three times a week. This week’s sketches come from those groups.

12 Minute Portrait Sketches From My Artists Drawing Artists Group

Portrait Sketches by Dominic White
8×10 Crayon on Paper
Portrait Sketches by Dominic White
8×10 Crayon on Paper
Portrait Sketches by Dominic White
8×10 Crayon on Paper
Portrait Sketches by Dominic White
8×10 Crayon on Paper

25 Minute Drawing From My Figure Drawing Group

Figure Drawing Sketch
8×10 Crayon on Newsprint

2.5 Hour Painting From My Live-Sitter Portrait Group

Portrait Painting From Life
11×14 Watercolor Crayon on Paper

Watercolor Portrait of Dela M.

Watercolor Portrait of Dela M.

This watercolor portrait was painted from life during yesterday’s Sunday portrait group. Every Sunday a group of artists meet at a studio in Portland, Maine where a guest is invited to sit for us and have their portrait drawn or painted in 2 and a half hours.

Dela Sitting For Her Portrait

This week, Dela Murphy sat for us. Dela is on the board of two great local organizations that support the arts in Portland: Mayo Street Arts and the Friends of Congress Square Park.

Watercolor portraits are a relatively new thing for me as I’ve been primarily using oil pastels during these drawing groups for the past couple years. I am enjoying the fluidity of them and the excitement of not knowing exactly how they are going to turn out!

Portrait of Robbie Ellis

Rob Elowitch, better known as Robbie Ellis, sat for a portrait group I am part of in Portland, Maine. Robbie couldn’t have been nicer and entertained us with stories during the breaks.

Portrait of Robbie Ellis
Champion Professional Wrestler, Robbie Ellis

Rob Elowitch spent many years as the head of a prestigious art auction house but is better known by his wrestling name, Robbie Ellis. Rob was a professional wrestler who won several regional championships. He also gained national attention for wrestling well into his sixties. Sports Illustrated wrote a story about him and he was the subject of a documentary called Canvasman: The Robbie Ellis Story.

He was also a delight to draw and talk to.