This is a quick portrait of one of my favorite live models. There was a cast shadow behind her head, which for compositional reasons, I photoshopped out. I’ll have to go back into the painting, and adjust this cast shadow color to something a bit more subtle.

Benlliure Sketch

Got to visit my parents and sister in Spain this past summer. Here’s a quick study that I made of Mariano Benlliure’s bust of Lucrecia Arana, at the Museu de Belles Arts de València.

Geometry as Understructure for Composition

I think that it’s important to emphasize that, even though I use geometric points, lines and planes to study the visual compositions that I include in this blog, the compositions themselves are not necessarily created using geometry. Someone can create a strong design without picking up a compass or straight edge.