a few alla prima

Here are a few recent pieces that were painted from life in one sitting. Painting from life is wonderful on many levels. I love the energy, loose brush work, and vivid colors that can be achieved. For more information on these pieces please contact me through my contact page or email me at: vancannonart@gmail.com

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From Michael Siegel's Workshop

Had an awesome opportunity to take a workshop with Master painter Michael Siegel this weekend. Here are a few photos from it.

Start of Demo

Start of Demo

Mid way through demo

Mid way through demo

Beautiful Close up

Beautiful Close up

After the Demo it was our turn to paint. This is from a day and 1/2 pose

After the Demo it was our turn to paint. This is from a day and 1/2 pose

Detail towards the end of the day

Detail towards the end of the day

A great experience to learn a new color palette. 

A great experience to learn a new color palette. 

Inspiration in the figure

I found a wonderful spot to paint that has quickly become my favorite open figure painting group. Patris Gallery and Studio is an unassuming brick building in the up and coming Oak Park neighborhood. Walking inside however, one is struck by the wonderful figurative work hanging on the walls. The high ceiling and sky lights open the room and provide a relaxing place to view art and paint. Every Friday a group of artist join together to paint from a live model. Getting two poses into a three hour time period proves to be a challenging and energetic setting. Below are some pictures from last weeks paint session. Enjoy the process and come join me next time to "make art, be art, buy art!" 

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