Monday, July 19, 2010

John Ottis Adams

I post this example of a work by John Ottis Adams without much to say. I believe the work speaks for itself.  However, briefly, I would note that there is a subtleness to the handling of the sitter’s skin in that not only reflects a soft, delicate nuance but also suggests a beautifully inviting texture.  It is a wonderful piece of mastery to emulate.  Thank you.

Billy Seccombe

Ilya Repin - Detail

I have posted this image before on another blog I have but in recently discussing this artist with my painting student Luda I thought it necessary to once again put this image up on my blog. It is a detail from Ilya Repin's painting Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: Моде́ст Петро́вич Му́соргский,Modest Petrovič Musorgskij. This to me is perhaps one of his strongest pieces for it's depth of emotion and attention to building up textures. I could study this .jpg for hours. I hope you find this image as invigorating as I do.

Billy Seccombe

Metropolitan Museum of Art Sketches

These drawings were from a series of sketches done during a recent trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in September. I get there when I can but my recent visit focused on the Greek & Roman Sculpture Hall which houses some amazing examples of ancient pieces. Below are 3 pages taken from my sketchbook of that trip.
Billy Seccombe