December 03, 2012

Self Portrait in Oil

Self Portrait in Oil
Oil on Linen
16"x 20"
Summer 2012

Self Portrait in Graphite and Chalk

Self Portrait in Graphite and Chalk
Graphite and Chalk on Paper
19"x 25"
Spring 2012

Ernesto in Charcoal

Ernesto in Charcoal                                          
Charcoal on Roma
19"x 26"

July 01, 2012

March 16, 2012

Summer Workshops at ARA, Boston

July 7 - 8 - Oil Paint Plein Air Study, Boston Public Garden with Brian MacNeil

July 9 - 20 - In the Studio of Rubens - master copy in oil paint with Garrett Vitanza

July 23 - Aug. 3 - Figure Drawing in the Academic tradition using the ARA method with Emmy DeMusis

Aug. 6 - 17 - Figure Painting - Limited Palette with Colleen Barry

August 20 - 31 - Still LIfe Painting in Oil with Brian MacNeil

For more info visit the Academy of Realist Art, Boston website:

March 04, 2012

Weekend Figure Construct Drawing at ARA, Boston

Saturdays 9:00-12:00, April 14 - June 9 (no class May 26)
Visit the ARA, Boston website to register

January 27, 2012

2012 Summer Figure Workshop: July 23 - August 3

Demo (In progress)

Figure Drawing: The Academic Tradition in the ARA Way.

The Academy of Realist Art, Boston continues in the figure drawing tradition established by the 19th Century French Academy in Paris. In this ten day course, students will work from one pose and be taught the method used to draw the live model at ARA.

Beginning in graphite, students complete a 'cartoon'. This is a preliminary drawing that establishes proportion, body type, gesture and the correct grouping of light and dark. This important phase creates a solid structure.

Using a light table, students then transfer the cartoon to fresh paper and the drawing continues in charcoal where rendering techniques accurately capture delicacy of form and quality of flesh. Through the articulation of subtle plane changes and correct value assignments, the students finish a naturalistic and volumetric drawing.

The instructor will provide individual critiques, demos and lectures.

Academy of Realist Art, Boston