New Semester

Hello everyone, I hope your semesters are going as well as mine are. This post contains some early work that took place within the first and 2nd week of the semester. This was a one session study done on my own time in the cast hall. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I have never painted a cast before and I thought it would be a nice challenge.
I may be going back into this painting to polish things up a bit.
(oil on pre primed cotton canvas)

This was a one session painting done in Pyform's life painting class. The objective of the assignment was to use a limited palette to distinguish the values of the still life. Over all I think it turned out pretty good. The darks could have been a bit darker in the shadows and the light shining through the doorway could have been brighter.
(Oil on pre primed cotton canvas)

I have been looking forward to this class ever since i head about it. Having John Horn for anatomy only insured the knowledge I was going to get out of this class. This is the 2nd step to sculpting the head. This image shows my pre structure before adding any facial features.
I was very happy by the end of the day with my finished results, but im looking forward to finding out what needs to be fixed next week.
( grey clay)

This was my first wipe out I have ever done using paint. I have to say the values are very limited, pushing more towards highlights. I think this is due to pulling out to much paint and in a sense "over blending" the values.
(Oil on pre primed cotton canvas)

This is my second wipe out painting done in Jill's Basic Color class. In some aspects it is much better than the first one I did. I feel I have captured a better sense of form, weight, and space.
The face is pretty sloppy, but it was not the main focus of the study.
(Oil on pre primed cotton canvas)

This drawing is of a cast using charcoal on strathmore drawing paper. the drawing was done in Connors cast drawing class, which by the way is a great class. The drawing is a huge improvement for me in learning how to handle charcoal as if it were a painting.