Portrait of Zoie on a Monday

portrait of Zoie, oil on panel, 14 x 11 in

Having a model is a great way to start off the week. This was a quick two-hour portrait study of Zoie, one of my students. She’s a great model. Didn’t move an inch! I used the Zorn palette that I wrote about last post, which consists of Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red light, Ivory Black and Titanium White. This is […]

Cardboard Sky

Cardboard Sky, oil on linen, 16x20 in, © Jean Wilkey

I enjoy painting from observation. For me so much about art is really learning to see both with the internal and external eye. One thing I’ve been focused on over the past few years is trying to get accurate color temperature and value in the work. That’s what really describes the quality of the light and the atmosphere […]

Upcoming classes

Student painting the figure

My oil painting classes will begin again in September. If you’re interested in taking small group classes in the intimate environment of my studio, please get in touch with me. I’ll be teaching both beginning and more advanced levels and all subjects. You can email or call me for more information or click the ‘classes […]