Sunday, August 31, 2014

Upcoming Figure Drawing Workshop


September 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm | $185 Member/$235 Non-Member

Instructor: Carol Broman
2–day Workshop, 9:30AM – 4:30PM (Bring a lunch.)
Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20
Price: $185 Member/$235 Non-Member (Includes a model fee.) Min/Max: 4/15
Working from a live model, this 2-day intensive covers the classical figure drawing approach that begins with a simple abstraction of the figure, refined through conceptual models of light, anatomy and a guiding aesthetic that finds beauty in truthful expression. Students will learn drawing techniques that improve accuracy as well as how to utilize value to create the illusion of three-dimensional space. Carol’s artwork will be displayed in the Alliance for the Arts September exhibit Modern Atelier: The Methods of Today’s Training.
Supply list:
  • Range of Graphite Drawing Pencils (any brand) – 6B, 4B, 2B, HB, 2H
  • 2 – 3 sheets of toned Can son Mi-Teintes 18” x 24” paper (cut to fit art board) – Recommended tones: Moonstone, Oyster, Pearl or Steel Gray
  • 1 Black Charcoal Pencil – Recommended Generals Brand HB
  • 1 White Charcoal Pencil – Recommended General Grand
  • 2 Kneaded erasers (any brand)
  • 1 Knitting needle (for measurement) Size 2 (2.75mm)
  • 1 Drawing Board with spring clips attached
  • Blending Stump
  • Mahl Stick
  • Tracing Paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Binoculars
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Upcoming Show: Modern Atelier

The Modern Atelier show continues its national tour, appearing this September in Sunny Southwest Florida (actually, it's more like 'rainy').  If you will be in town, check it out. The show is a collaboration with fellow alumni from the Grand Central AtelierTodd Casey (MA), Carla Crawford (NY), Angela Cunningham (NC) Danny Grant (TX) and Gregory Mortenson (NY).

I am also giving a demonstration and doing a gallery talk the Saturday after opening night.

Modern Atelier: The Methods of Today’s Training 
Exhibiting September 5 – September 20 
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 5-7PM
Gallery Walk & Demo with Carol Broman, September 6, 10AM
Member Gallery: Tracy Owen Cullimore
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: (239) 939-2787 • FAX: (239) 939-0794

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Finished Painting

Finally finished this painting. I've been working on some other things in various stages of completion that I will post "soon".

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Back to the drawing board

After a partly unintentional hiatus, I have decided to rejoin the living (or the blogging) world with some pics of current work. Recent events have caused me to shelve certain projects, and I am slowly reorganizing my priorities. One of the greatest difficulties I have found being an artist (and there are many) is knowing where to invest precious energy. A single decision is better than a million possibilities, but it is difficult to know which course is best. Currently I am working on another complicated still life (the photos are bad iphone camera shots) pictured above. One shot is the drawing before transfer and the other is the oil transfer and beginning stages of the grisaille. I have also continued figure drawing sessions and hope to reopen the studio in the fall for classes and open sessions.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Completed Figure Study

Hired the model back for one more session to complete the painting, making it a total of six 4 hour sessions. I am going to use this as a study for a larger painting that will put the figure in an environment and hope to post some progress shots on that project soon!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Slightly Less Tiny Figure Painting

Here are some progress shots of a figure painting I am working on now from the preliminary drawing to the oil transfer and form painting. Given the short duration I will have with the model (2o hours total), I omitted some of the preparatory stages I usually like to precede my finished paintings and just went straight for the finish. This one is small, 15" x 16", but I am thinking of using it as a study for a much larger painting. So far we have had three, four hour sessions.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tiny Figure Painting

From today's open session. 3 hour pose 8" x 10" panel.