Selective Focus in the Style of Gerhard Richter: An Oil Painting Tutorial

Hand Oil Painting in the Style of Gerhard Richter

This post is the second in a series of oil painting project tutorials derived from coursework completed at Academie Noord in Brasschaat, Belgium.   In the 1960s, German artist Gerhard Richter began compiling a series of newspaper clippings and photos of everyday life. He arranged them onto loose sheets of paper in an album he named Atlas. Gerhard Richter’s life and […]

Back of a Woman, Pencil Figure Drawing Study on Paper

back of a woman figure drawing study pencil on paper

Our times are populated by mass imagery, mostly intended to shock, challenge, push boundaries. The pictures are loud. They are confrontational. They can be disturbing. With this figure drawing study, I wanted to turn away from such extremes and instead to explore stillness, subtlety, and modesty in the female form. I found by Anthony Ryder to be an excellent resource in beginning […]