Friday, March 26, 2010

two-figure portrait painting

This is a recent portrait painting that I did for a Harvard Law Professor-oil on linen, size 60"x66" (life-size).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Recent portrait painting

This is a recent portrait commission I completed- oil on linen, 17"x22".

Thursday, March 18, 2010


These are ball-point pen drawings I made in my sketchbook while I wandered through the museums of Paris:

This was my favorite painting I saw in Paris, "The Good Samaritan" by Aime-Nicolas Morot (French, 1850-1913) at the Petit Palace, a free museum.

The above three from the Louvre.

The above two from the Petit Palace.
Musee Carnavalet, which is a free museum, a room of caricature sculptures.


The above two drawn at the Pantheon from enormous wall paintings by Bonnat and Laurens.

I had the chance to spend last September in Paris on a Stobart Foundation Fellowship. I spent each day drawing in the museums and looking at paintings. All the above drawings are from my sketchbook and done in bic ball-point pen. My accomodations were at the FIAP, which is listed as a hostel but feels like a hotel. It is in the 14th arrondissement, just below Montparnasse.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


"The Gulls of Rocky Neck" oil on linen 12"x16

This is a fairly recent painting showing the technique I use.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cast Drawings/Slater Museum

I have just begun this drawing of Dionysis from the Parthenon. I will post progress on it as it develops.

I thought I would start by showing some cast drawings I have done at the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT over the last ten years. The museum houses about 160 plaster casts, all created from the original sculptures in the 19th century. The bottom one is actually my first cast drawing, done in Ohio. The rest of the above were drawn at the Slater.
Hi, my name is Jack Montmeat and I am a draughtsman and painter with a studio in East Lyme, CT. I teach classes at the Lyme Art Association and the Mystic Art Center. I paint portrait commissions and work on my own pieces in my studio. My goal is to develop my drawings and paintings as much as possible and I intend to post new work on this blog as it is created. I also want to show older work that is relevant to any new projects.