Life study, transfer

April's Painting of the Month is this life study by Neal McDannel, although it is in fact a drawing. There's a lot to recommend in the work. The mark making is varied, the compositional arrangement–the head to the side and the direction of the eyes somewhere off the page–is strong, and there's a good sense of gradation. Congrats to Neal! 

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Courtney Artist Daily // Editor

This is a life sketch using litho crayon on transfer paper printed on handmade paper. It was part of a poster I designed for a show of my work. If interested in seeing more please go to:

nealmcdannel.weebly.com

Thank you for looking at my work.

 

 

 

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About Neal McDannel

Influences: There are a few. I really Like Alice Neel and Alex Katz. Edward Hopper made work that touched me on an emotional level while Wayne Theibaud's landscapes are extremely aesthetically pleasing along with his masterful use of color. I would also like to acknowledge my family who has been a real inspiration and very supportive in the creative process. EDUCATIONM.F.A.,  Printmaking, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1991.                  Minor concentrations: Drawing and Art History.B.F.A.,   Printmaking, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York, 1989.                 Minor concentrations: Drawing, Art History and Papermaking.

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