Drawing and Painting from live models

Drawing and Painting from live models

    From a quick 20-minute sketch to 3-hour drawing/painting from a live model in Watts Atelier in San Diego.  Getting the right proportion of human figure is the most challenging and I have a long way to go, but human bodies and faces are by far the most favourite...
A 8-day Art Boot Camp in San Diego

A 8-day Art Boot Camp in San Diego

Nothing but drawing and painting 12 hours a day for 8 days in San Diego – this is the best decision I have ever made in my 3-year art career!  What an eye opening experience for me – all the teachers are extremely gifted and the level of their achievement...
My FIRST teaching career – Let’s Face it 2018

My FIRST teaching career – Let’s Face it 2018

    This is a series of portrait video lessons by several guest teachers and I am one of them.  I will cover my mentor Russian artist, Nicolai Fechin for a mini lesson and a Japanese woman artist, Shoen Uemura for a main lesson!  The registration will start on October...
St. Albert outdoor art show

St. Albert outdoor art show

         Could not be a better weather to be taken place an outdoor art show, 2 blocks away from the famous St. Albert Farmers’ Market.  Indeed we know how to enjoy our short summer...
Commission piece – done!

Commission piece – done!

Just to show you a step-by-step process of how I developed this special piece.  These two reference black and white photos were taken back in the 50’s when this Japanese couple opened their Japanese Food store in Montreal in 1957.  Today, after 60 years, their...
A live model painting session

A live model painting session

Another 3-hour painting session with a live model – it is extremely challenging to paint in such a short period of time and I have found so much easier to paint/draw from photos, but I know this type of lesson is superior.  Therefore, I will grab any given...