Category Archives: Novorealist
Video from the New Romantic Figure Exhibit
Here’s a neat videoÂ with interviews and commentary from the artists in the New Romantic Figure exhibit.
Â Â Â The two paintings, the Star and the Queen of Cups, are both framed and delivered to the gallery with the other paintings in the New Romantic Figure exhibit. Alexey Steele’s piece is also framed in a tabernacle, and the three … Continue reading
I’ve been mulling over how to approach the mural that I wanted to put onto the wall on the upper right side of the painting, but after a lot of thought I’ve decided that the composition works best if the … Continue reading
I mentioned the show that’s opening in late August in a previous post. Here’s the nicely designedÂ CLU Gallery website with more information on the event, including a sneak preview of some of the paintings you’ll be able to see. I’m … Continue reading
The legs bothered me because they were too dark and roughly painted, so I worked on an additional layer of Ceramic White and a flesh mix of Cadmium Orange and Viridian with Foundation White to raise the value a little, … Continue reading
Open Notes to Alexey Steele
Although technique and studio practice is obviously foundational to painting of a high quality, the style of the paintings need not imitate Impressionism, or the Academy, or the Pre-Raphaelites, or any other school; we need to work toward paintings that … Continue reading
California Art Club
We visited the California Art Club exhibit at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, a small town on the California coastline north of Thousand Oaks. It’s a lovely neo-classical museum faced with white pillars. Inside, the pillar theme continues, giving … Continue reading
I couldn’t make my phone load the photo for yesterday’sÂ post, so here it is this morning: Jove Wang, Me, Alexey Steele, Rich Brimer and Scott Tallman Powers at Alexey’s Classical Underground.
Pink legs, more about spitting
Adding the pink velatura layer to the legs has made the girls more substantial, and will help me to make decisions about the balance of colour in the painting. Once I get the skin of the upper part of the … Continue reading
Unity of Purpose
Sometimes we meet people whose understanding of the world so reflects our own that there is an immediate sense of brotherhood, with a shared unity of purpose that makes us feel stronger by association. Meeting yesterday with Tony Pro, NovorealistÂ Alexey … Continue reading