I have often told my students that if they learn to draw drapery that they then can draw anything. This is usually met with a lot of eye rolling and a chorus of "but, Mr. Hollllmmmmm....". Heh, heh, heh. I give you my latest version in Devil's Red.
This is a study for a larger piece. I was giving a lesson on hands and this was the final pose. I told my students that I wanted to tie it in to their previous portrait class but To tell the truth I just couldn't resist drawing Zoe's face one more time.
As I was photographing all of the illuminated buildings around Madison Square Park, in NYC, I turned around to the west and saw this. John Lennon was right, life really is what happens to you while you're making other plans.
This is a painting of a building in Mercersburg, PA. I would pass it every Wednesday as I made my way from the High School to teach my painting class at the Museum. I would inevitably get caught at the light each time. I studied this scene once a week for nine months. Gestation period?