Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cast Drawing

This is a large cast drawing I am working on. I hope
to finish the table soon. I am using pencils that range from
3H to 5B.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


This is a recent portrait drawing demo from the
Wethersfield Art Academy, drawn in their
north-light studio.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Variations in Rose

This is a new painting I finished:
Jack Montmeat "Variations in Rose" 18"x24" oil on linen on panel
Here is a charcoal portrait drawing demo done for
class at LAA 

And here is a photograph of Babyjack's
recent spiral studies.

Friday, October 19, 2012


I plan on posting a new painting soon, but here is a photo of my son working on one of his drawings:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pencil Portrait Commission

This is my recent portrait drawing of a doctor,
size 21"x27" graphite on cotton paper:

And here is a picture of me working on it, near completion:

Thursday, August 30, 2012


   Jack Montmeat "Vanitas" oil on linen on board, 18"x24", 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

figure drawing

a recent six-hour drawing from class at LAA

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Portrait Sketches

These are a couple of Portrait drawing demos
done at the Wethersfield Art Academy, during a
week-long workshop I conducted:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Summer Still-life

"Summer Still-life" 24"x24" oil on linen 2012

This is a figure drawing done at the LAA a few days ago,
size 18"x24"

Saturday, March 31, 2012

new work

"Still life with Brandy Glass" pastel on paper 19"x25" 2012

"The Red Vase" oil on linen 20"x24" 2012

A small sketch to see if the composition was working:

And this is a small oil demo painted at Lyme Art Association:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Art Students League

I went to the Art Students League of New York last week for two days and sketched these two pieces. I have always liked going to the late afternoon sketch (long pose). Its only 90 minutes but its always a good pose, and the short time-frame forces you to put down just what is essential:

Saturday, January 7, 2012

new portrait painting

This is a painting I have just completed. It is life-size and is a follow-up to a painting from a few years ago, here. It is oil on linen.

Here are some of the progress shots:

4. after finishing the Polo shirt and some of the hands:

3. after finishing the shirt and painting most of the faces:

2. after transferring the finished drawing to the canvas and relining it (and then varnishing over it):

1. early stages of the drawing (on paper):