Thursday, April 30, 2009

Street Painting Week

For this week, our oil painting class was assigned to do a street painting of a master copy. The art instructors Julie Kirk and Melanie Stimmel do street painting on the side and are quite famous for them. So maybe they want their students to get a taste of what it's like.
I chose Caravaggio's St Jerome. Drapery + human figure = fun.
Turns out, I had mega fun doing the street painting. They were done with pastel. At first, I didn't have a very good relationship with pastel... but oil painting has really helped. And mucho thanks to the lovely weather that was provided for us while we were out drawing away.
We weren't required to finish, but we still had to give it our all. We were provided 3' x 5' rectangles to draw in.
And it really wasn't that bad. I didn't get to finish but I'm still happy with the results.
I can't even imagine the humongous street paintings that Julie and Melanie do :P
Mucho props to them!

St Jerome looks a little wide...
Haha. I think it would've been nice if I included the book so that it looks like he's at least holding something.
But that's ok. This really was a fun turn of events.
And next week, back to regular oil painting.


  1. that looks great! I really like the signature... -a

  2. haha. that signature was done straight from the heart :)
    (a heart that was out in the sun from 9:30am - 2:30pm)

  3. Nice work! Street Chalk Art is exhausting...but this looks great!