Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Me an' Lorenzo

As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to do a lot of drawings of my model Piera during her pregnancy last year. My wife and I are good friends with Piera and her husband Emanuele. This is a painting of Piera, Emanuele, and their son Lorenzo when he was only a few weeks old:

One Family, oil on canvas, 20"x20"

This is a painting of Piera and Lorenzo, which I just found out got into a show called "On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame, and Hope" at The Picture Art Foundation, which has a snazzy space at Cal State-Dominguez Hills:

Piera and Lorenzo, oil on canvas, 22"x28"

In the past nine months, we've gotten to know Lorenzo pretty well, and I've noticed that he has three things he is particularly interested in:

1. strong value contrasts
2. saturated colors
3. women

It just so happens these are three things I too am particularly interested in. This Lorenzo, I like him, he's a smart guy.


  1. Sounds like you and Lorenzo are going to be best buddies -- you have so much in common.

    Congratulations on having your piece accepted by the Picture Art Foundation! There's a very cool sculpture in front of their space at the CSUDH library. I happened to be modeling for a figure drawing class at CSUDH the day it was unveiled. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I5bPryH_ns

  2. Andrew - thanks so much for letting me know about that - and thanks for the link. It looks like a cool place; I didn't really know anything about them apart from that they've got a pretty good web designer.

    And this Lorenzo fellow is just excellent. Cutest baby ever. Incredibly outgoing - he got the extrovert gene from his mom.