MFA Independent Work: Sky & Water Paintings: Fall 2007

In addition to our daily model painting sessions, the MFA students in Graham's atelier are expected to create and develop a body of independent work. Inspired by my summer watercolor series in Italy and Hawaii, I decided to make watercolor paintings of the New York sky and landscape. I also found inspiration in my friends (and their pets) who painted alongside me in the studio.

Watercolor Series from Staten Island Ferry
October 2007





View from Staten Island
3" x 5" watercolor on paper
October 2007



View from Staten Island Ferry: Bridge
3" x 5" watercolor on paper
October 2007



View from Staten Island Ferry: Clouds
3" x 5" watercolor on paper
October 2007


Watercolor Series from MacDougal Alley
November 2007





MacDougal sketch
5" x 7" watercolor on paper
November 2007






 
MacDougal Alley: Purple and Yellow Sky
9.5" x 12.5" watercolor on paper
November 2007



MacDougal Alley: Vertical Sky
9.5" x 12.5" watercolor on paper
November 2007



MacDougal Alley: Orange and Blue Sky
9.5" x 12.5" watercolor on paper
November 2007


MacDougal Alley: Red and Blue Night
9.5" x 12.5" watercolor on paper
November 2007






MacDougal Alley: Purple and Orange Sky
9.5" x 12.5" watercolor on paper
November 2007



MacDougal Alley: Purple Clouds, Yellow Sky
9.5" x 12.5" watercolor on paper
November 2007



View from MacDougal Alley
5" x 7" watercolor on paper
October 2007



View from MacDougal Alley: Italianate Building
5" x 7" watercolor on paper
November 2007


Oil Series of MacDougal AlleyIn our midterm critique, John Dubrow commented on the disparity between my watercolors and oil paintings. Whereas my watercolors contained vibrant and clear colors, my oil paintings were rather muddy. After a semester of struggle, I was finally able to transfer some of that clarity of my watercolors into my oil paintings. 

MacDougal at Night: Yellow Windows
12" x 9" oil on canvas
October 2007




MacDougal at Night: Orange Building
12" x 9" oil on canvas
October 2007





MacDougal During Day (beyond roof)
10" x 10" oil on canvas
December 2007
 



MacDougal during Day
10" x 8" oil on canvas
December 2007
 


 
 Sunset MacDougal Alley
6" x 6" oil on canvas
December 2007
 


 
Sunset MacDougal Alley
6" x 8" oil on canvas
December 2007



 
MacDougal Alley at Dusk
6" x 12" oil on linen
December 2007
 



Night Sky MacDougal Alley
8" x 14" oil on canvas
December 2007




 MacDougal and Staten Island Ferry watercolors



In the Studio Series: October - November 2007 

 
 Frita
5" x 5" oil on canvas
October 2007 



Sam Stretching Canvas
12" x 12" oil on canvas
October 2007



 
Sam Priming Canvas
12" x 12" oil on canvas
October 2007




Will Crouching
10" x 8" oil on canvas
November 2007




Will Painting I
10" x 8" oil on canvas
November 2007




Will Painting II
10" x 8" oil on canvas
November 2007



 
Will Painting III
12" x 12" oil on canvas
November 2007
 



Self Portrait (feeling face)
24" x 18 pencil on paper
December 2007


Tasha I
24" x 18 pencil on paper
December 2007











Tasha II
24" x 18 pencil on paper
December 2007

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