Finished up my little portrait. Now the fun part, to play around with some color and making it bigger!

Graphite on paper 8x10

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"Sketch Inspired by Plüschow", graphite on paper. Available.
While here in Sicily I've been getting a lot of inspiration from a pair of nineteenth century German photographers who lived in Sicily close to where we are now. Sketching is how I study since I find my hand remembers things much better than I do ! And so to gain some insight into the mind of Wilhelm Von Plüschow, I have been doing some sketches of his mysterious subjects.
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More little Pipa sketches, this time working on refining his portrait. #sketchbook #portraitdrawing #sketchbookdrawings #farie #fairyart #fairytaleart #favole #romanticrealism #magicalrealism #graphiteportrait #graphitesketch #graphitedrawing #fairydrawing #magicaldrawing #fantasticalrealism #childrenbookillustration #magicalillustration #pencilsketch ...

A little sketch for my very long term project of my children's book, both writing and illustrating. Very much still in the beginning stages of this project. #pipafollettosiciliano #childrenbookillustration #figurativeart #figurativerealism #pencilsketch #sketchbook #figuredrawings #figurativesketch #mondomagico #fairies #fairy #favole #fairytaleart ...

Studying Italian and drawing at the same time! Here is a quick sketch from an Italian reality TV show called Il Collegio. It is about a group of 14-16 year olds attending a boarding school set in the style and standards of the 1960s. It has been great for learning conversational Italian, but mostly for Italian hand gestures! Since they are so young everything is so exaggerated, making it easier to learn! And their expressions are too interesting sketching had to ensue! Che facce bellissime!! #sketchbook #sketching #ilcollegio #drawing #portraiture #ritrati #imparareitaliano #italiano #graphite #realism #contemporaryrealism #disegno #impararedisegnare #artclasses #artstudio #studiopittura ...

"Barcelona Watercolor"

I love doing little architectural watercolor studies and Barcelona was such a perfect place for that! The architecture there is filled with Gothic and Art Nouveau masterpieces which makes it a place worth a visit!⁠
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Fresh flowers always pair nicely with paintings!⁠


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"Floral Study" in watercolor. Working with flowers from life is a relaxing challenge! Flowers are a perfect reminder of the awesome yet delicate force of nature. They are proud romantic faces in a world of utility.⁠

It is a magical experience to dive into their delicate colors and petals.⁠

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"A Harpy's Nest", detail. Sold. I had so much fun painting this piece for Radius Gallery's Bestiarum Vocabulum show last year! I have always been interested in how paintings communicate themselves to viewers and how I can increase that communication. It truly is a visual language.⁠

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"Figure Study" a 2 hour figure study in graphite. The secret to drawing is making each piece a new adventure. Each piece is yet another discovery and this is what keeps artists making piece after piece. Working with great models makes the job easy⁠!

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"Fiume", One of my last Figure paintings back when I was a student at The Florence Academy of Art. She was such a fun model to work with! This was made with natural lighting, which presents many difficulties as it'ss always changing! ⁠

As a painter, I have worked with a variety of lighting from Florentine North light to artificial and have experienced the upsides and downsides to both. While artificial has many practical uses, there is nothing more magical than natural lighting so the result is worth the challenge!⁠

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Figure Study with Drapery". Working with cloth is a huge challenge when working from a live model! ⁠

Since models get breaks in between their posing, often a 5-minute break every 25 minutes for a 3-hour session, the drapery changes every time they get back into their pose! What to do?!

The key is to focus on the Principle Form, the figure itself, and aim to show that through the drapery. Show the hip, the knee, the form of the leg or the waist.

The Figure will show through the drapery in key places if you know where to look! Studying a bit of how drapery itself works, the folds and patterns, can be helpful as well to help you to see the cloth even better. It helps to work in sections as well and draw that entire section from start to finish of one of the 25-minute sessions. ⁠

Focus, focus, and more Focus!⁠

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"Standing Figure Study", I am certainly missing working from life with our wonderful models! Drawing from life is just such a wonderful experience every time. ⁠

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An etching after "Pompeian Scene" by Alma Tadema, one of my favorite painters and my go-to artist when I feel I need to push myself and my artistic goals! ⁠

His large scale multi-figure compositions with incredible scenes along the Mediterranean Sea are such magical gems in the art world. I am so glad I have been able to see a few of his masterworks in person!⁠

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"Fairie Kiss", 8 x 10, Sold. ⁠
I love designing and painting my frames. They are such an extension of the painting itself. I find I can enhance the feeling of the piece even more by making my frame designs individually tailored to each piece. The more Romantic the better I say! ⁠

Let those feelings dance on the canvas!

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*!New Studio Video!* go to our YouTube Channel, The Missoula Fine Art Studio to see the full film! (https://youtu.be/0Sug3evZEfA) We have been loving continuing working with our students online during these difficult times and using this great medium for teaching! For more info on online lessons, contact us at info@missoulafineartstudio.com #missoulafineartstudio #artvideos #watercolorfigurative #romanticrealism #watercolor #fairies #fairyart #favole #artefigurativo #detailart #smallartwork #artclasses #artatelier #artacademy #classicalrealism #decorativeart #magicalrealism #fairyland #dandelion #flowerart #flowerfairy #artprocess #drawingprocess #watercolorprocess #howtodraw #howtopaint ...

"Study After Eduard Veith", 11 x 14 oil on panel. #missoulafineartstudio #masterstudy #eduardveith #sapgreen #veridiangreen #greengold #portraitpainting #portraitartwork #romanticportrait #traditionaloilpainting #contemporaryrealism #modernrealism #magicalrealism #theoldways #oldmaster #victorianart #paintpaintpaint #paintingprocess #paintingtexture #paintingdetail ...

"Sydney" silverpoint 5 x 7.5, detail. Wow, silverpoint is quite the challenge!! No erasing with this medium. It's all about patience and seeing your drawing in your mind's eye before you even put silver to paper! #missoulafineartstudio #silverpoint #portraitartwork #linedrawing #lineart #naturegirl #flowercrown #flowerart #portraitdrawing #magicalrealism #romanticrealism #romanticportrait #flowergirl #flowerpicking #naturelovers #romanticart #artworkdetails #miniatureart ...

"Ione", 5 x 7.5. A silverpoint of friend of mine, always an English rose, @ione.hunter.gordon.artist. Sometimes your biggest inspiration comes from your friends and loved ones! #missoulafineartstudio #silverpoint #portraitdrawing #lineart #romanticrealism #romanticportrait #silverart #miniatureart #smallartwork #drawyourfriends #portraitart #drawing ...

"Starry Night", 5 x 7.5, silverpoint. #missoulafineartstudio #silverpoint #silverart #portraitdrawing #romanticrealism #magicalrealism #magicnight #starrynight #linedrawing #lineart #smallartwork #miniatureart #romanticart #romanticportrait #portraitartwork #sleepunderthestars #goodnight #buonanotte #stelle ...

Sold, "Luna", 5 x 4.5, graphite and chalk on toned paper. #missoulafineartstudio #drawingportrait #figurativerealism #figurativeart #magicalrealism #romanticart #romanticrealism #figuredrawing #mysticalart #luna #nocturne #notte #lunaestelle #graphitedrawing #nighttimesky #romanticportrait #moonart #moonart #modernrealism #contemporaryrealism #magicnight ...

Getting in some good texture for my Eduard Veith masterstudy, work in progress. More images to come! #missoulafineartstudio #paintingtexture #eduardveith #masterstudy #paintingprocess #portraitpainting #greengold #oilonlinencanvas #paintingdetail #traditionaloilpainting #realism #realistportrait #realistart #magicalrealism #romanticrealism #romanticart #sparkle #detailart #classicalrealism #classicaloilpainting ...

Sold. "Ruins by The Seaside" 5 x 4.5, graphite and chalk on toned Canson paper. #missoulafineartstudio #drawing #portraitdrawing #contemporaryrealism #romanticrealism #classicalrealism #magicalrealism #graphitedrawing #figurativeart #realistart ...

An old copy I made some years ago now, after one of my first Old Masters I turned to for technique, drawing, and form inspiration, Jusepe de Ribera, 1591-1652. Born a Spaniard he then spent time and worked intensely as an artist in Italy. For me, he brings together two of my favorite European countries where I have been lucky enough to live in both. He inspired me to study artistic anatomy at The Florence Academy of Art as well as Grand Central in NY. That brought me to Spain to become the Director of Anatomy at the Barcelona Academy of Art for 3 years. Thank you Ribera for you inspiration and your dark moody paintings! #missoulafineartstudio #artinspiration #masterstudy #oldmaster #juseperibera #ribera #academicprocess #oilportrait #traditionaloilpainting #oilpainting ...

"Angel of The Stars", 5 x 4.5, graphite and chalk on toned Canson paper. #missoulafineartstudio #magicalrealism #romanticrealism #portraitdrawing #drawing #realism #modernrealism #linedrawing #linedrawing ...

Finished Masterstudy transfer drawing, after José Jiménez Aranda's "The Happy Drinker", 1837-1903. Painting in progress! #missoulafineartstudio #masterstudy #pencildrawing #figurativerealism #academicdrawing #academicart #creativeuprising #drawing #drawing #whiskyart ...

Sold. "Among The Ruins", 5 x 4.5, graphite and chalk on toned Canson. #missoulafineartstudio #figurativeart #figurativerealism #figuredrawing #drawing #magicalrealism #romanticrealism #linedrawing ...

Sold, "Sea Breeze", 5 x 4.5 on toned Canson, graphite and chalk. #missoulafineartstudio #daydreaming #magicalrealism #romanticrealism #portraitdrawing #preraphaelite #dreamersofdecadence #figurativerealism #modernrealism #seabreeze #seaart #sirenart #mermaidart ...

Sold, "Il Turno della Luna" or, The Moon's Turn. 5 x 4.5, graphite and chalk on toned Canson paper. #missoulafineartstudio #magicalrealism #creativeuprising #moonart #fantasyart #romanticrealism #figurativerealism #figurativeart #figuredrawing #drawing ...

Finished transfer drawing on the right and finished transfer onto canvas on the left! Unfortunately you can't transfer every line! Materstudy work in progress after J.J.Aranda. #missoulafineartstudio #workinprogress #transferdrawing #figurativerealism #figurativeart #drawing #academicdrawing #academicprocess #paintingprocess ...

Cheers! More Masterstudies in the works! With all this social distancing, I am finding solace socializing with the past instead! In this case with José Jiménez Aranda's "The Happy Drinker", 1837-1903. Can't wait to transfer this to canvas! #missoulafineartstudio #masterstudy #pencildrawing #figurativerealism #academicdrawing #academicart #creativeuprising #drawing ...

More masterstudies in the works, after Alma Tadema, a preperatory drawing. #missoulafineartstudio #almatadema #masterstudy #classicalrealism #transferdrawing #figurativerealism ...

A preperatory drawing for a new masterstudy of an Eduard Veith piece. Transfer drawings are always a fun place to play with simple line and mass. #missoulafineartstudio #masterstudy #transferdrawing #eduardveith #classicalrealism ...

Work in progress, The Poppy Picker. Oil on linen board. She has really been helping me to have a pause from what is going on outside the Studio. Feeling very fortunate to be able to create my own company : ). #missoulafineartstudio #workinprogress #figurativerealism #realism #oilportrait #poppies #flowerpicking #magicalrealism ...

Working away at home and in the Studio. We are moving our Missoula based classes online so stay tuned! We don't have pets, but Becky here is a neighborhood kitty who loves sneaking into our studio when we aren't looking! She is a great little model! Stay safe everyone! #missoulafineartstudio #catart #drawing #animalportrait #sketching #realism #animalart ...

A magical portrait of me made by my sweet husband, @maurilius_ with silverpoint. Mau found a nice way to get some very dark tones with it, alongside dome guache highlights. I love working alongside Maurilio with his extensive imagination and creativity with his craft. Silverpoint made by @gavingardnerstudios #missoulafineartstudio #artistlife #silverpoint #magicalrealism #romanticrealism #seamaiden #drawing #portrait ...

Another sketch version of "Astra Castra, Numen Lumen" 5 x 5, graphite and gold leaf. #missoulafineartstudio #milkyway #sleepunderthestars #magicalrealism #romanticrealism #figurativeart ...

You really never know when inspiration will come, so best to always have a sketchbook handy! This image came to me while reading "Falling Upwards", a book about hot air ballooning. It is based on the saying "Astra Castra, Numen Lumen" which can be translated to "Stars My Camp, The Spirit My Lamp". Little composition sketches like this one are where I like to begin the work for my paintings. #missoulafineartstudio #imaginativerealism #thumnail #sketching #compositionsketch #romanticrealism #starrynight #astracastranumenlumen ...

Detail from a work in progress, watercolor and guache #watercolor #guache #dandelion #figurativerealism #imaginativerealism #romanticrealism #instaart #childrensbookillustration #illustration ...

A current work in progress for my Pipa Project. More to come! #missoulafineartstudio #illustration #imaginativerealism #figurativerealism #romanticrealism #childrensbookillustration #fairies #dandylion ...

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