Developing as a Realist Painter

Here I want to document my journey as a developing artist.  My progress and struggles, plus all the things I learn about drawing and painting. 

Friends and family, fellow aspiring artists or anyone that enjoys art are all welcome to share your thoughts.

My FAA student work

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Bust of Niccoló da Uzzano

bust of Niccoló da Uzzano by Donatello: charcoal and chalk on grey Roma paper 25x35 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 June.

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Life Drawing Full Figure

Life figure drawing charcoal on Roma paper 30x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 April.

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Cast Drawing

Cast drawing of face: charcoal on Roma paper 25x35 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 April.

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Life Drawing Full Figure

Life figure drawing charcoal on Roma paper 50x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 june.

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Belvedere torso

Belvedere torso: after Charles Bargue charcoal on Roma paper 50x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 Feb.

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Arm of Moses

Bargue plate copy of Michelangelo’s Moses’ Arm: after Charles Bargue charcoal on Roma paper 50x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2016 Dec.

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Life Drawing Full Figure

Life figure drawing charcoal on Roma paper 50x70 cm by Linda Jen/ 2017 Feb.

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Hand of a Women Pressing on Her Breast

Bargue plate copy of Hand (Hand of a woman pressing her breast /Main d’une femme pressant son sein): after Charles Bargue graphite on Canson Mi-tientes 21x29,7 cm by Linda Jen/ 2016 Nov.

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recent blog posts

Trimester05_Week03_summary_20180130_t05w03

Trimester05_Week03_summary_20180130_t05w03

Well, since this post was long delayed, let's get right to them. Check the links below for the different projects.  Long Pose 09 https://www.colo...
Evening Classes_Studies_20180130_t05w03

Evening Classes_Studies_20180130_t05w03

So excited to start a color master copy, with limitted palette, of course. It's been so long since I used colors, I almost don't remember the color...
Life Drawing_Short Poses_20180130_t05w03

Life Drawing_Short Poses_20180130_t05w03

For the first week we did something quite intense.we did 3 one hour drawing every day for 3 or 4 days. First, we only use the flat shape simplific...
Evening Classes_Anatomy_20180130_t05w03

Evening Classes_Anatomy_20180130_t05w03

Anterior abdominal muscles Rectus abdominis -starts from the bottom of sternumattaches at the top edge of pubic symphysis.External oblique -starts ...
Drawing_other_WIP_20180130_t05w03

Drawing_other_WIP_20180130_t05w03

Started another self-portrait this trimester. Have thought about a full clothed figure, might also use myself for that project. Perhaps I will pain...
Cast_06_WIP_WIP_20180130_t05w03

Cast_06_WIP_WIP_20180130_t05w03

New cast setup.  Spent a week on the transfer drawing. It's helpful to use drawing as a way to study for the problems to come. But it became clear...

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