Thursday, July 29, 2010

Alex at LAA

  A little while ago I did a demo at The Loudoun Academy of Art (now ArtSquare).  The model who was scheduled for the event had some sort of issue and Alex stepped in as the hero.  She did a great job.  
  Due to technical error the first part of the painting is completed prior to the beginning of the movie - this is unfortunate, since I had demonstrated every painting secret I know during that portion of the demo.  The part caught on film, however, does feature good music and time-lapse brushstrokes.  I hope you enjoy it.  
  The music is by Jon Schmidt - a wonderful pianist (and former Highland High Rugby player) and performer.  If you ever get a chance to visit a concert of his, do it because it's Two Things - it's cultural and it's entertaining; at the very least check out his music - I've painted to it for years.) Also, I posted a pair of photos of the demo on Facebook, part of a new album called Behind-the-Scenes.


  1. Interesting to see your inside-out approach to a portrait sketch. Beautiful result. Really like your blog, Jonathan. Great content.