Monday, May 4, 2009

The Figure

The Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art, Chicago, gave me a constant source of models to paint from. When I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1991, that option was unavailable. That move, unbeknownst to me, began a longtime love affair for the migrant workers. To keep my drawing skills up, I would head for the fields of the Skagit Valley, rich with farm workers. Generally speaking, I would grab a 5-gallon bucket in the fields, turn it upside-down, and sit on it with sketchbook in hand, then return to the studio to invent the color.

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