Monday, January 12, 2009
This is a sketch from my sketchbook of Evelyn Nesbit. She was a chorus girl and artist's model. She modeled for Frederick S. Church and sculptor George Grey Barnard. She was a model for Gibson's "The Eternal Question". Her husband, Harry Kendall Thaw, fatally shot one of her former lovers, the prominent architect, Stanford White. The movie, "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing" is based on her life.
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Friday, January 9, 2009
This is a painting is of a store that used to be in downtown Collinsville Connecticut, just down the road from my house. Click here to see what it looks like today on Google Maps. While you are there, take a look around. It's a great little town.
Oil on canvas
Posted by cp at 10:59 PM
This painting is for a history of illustration class taught by science fiction illustrator Vincent Di Fate. It's a movie poster for an imaginary remake of the short film La Jetée. La Jetée is the basis for the movie Twelve Monkees. My model for the male face was my classmate Dan Yagmin. The female figure was from one of the over 1500 reference photos I've taken at Fuerzabruta.
Oil painting, revised in Photoshop.
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