Pregnant Piera 1-11-10 #1

This is another one of the experimental drawings I'm doing of Piera (my favorite model) while she's pregnant and avoiding oil paints and turpenoid. I decided to rip off the Matisse/Picasso trick of cutting out colored paper, gluing it down on white, and then drawing on top of it.

Hey – the first of my four articles about working with models is in the February issue of International Artist, which I think is starting to be available. If you get a chance to read it, I hope you enjoy it.

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Daniel Maidman

About Daniel Maidman

Daniel Maidman was born in Toronto, Canada. He was raised in Toronto, Jerusalem, Washington, and Chicago.

Since attending college in North Carolina and Texas, Daniel Maidman has lived in Los Angeles and New York City. In Los Angeles, he set himself on a program to learn how to draw and paint the human figure. He attended life drawing workshops 2-3 times a week for eight years. As well, he spent two years working on an anatomical atlas based on human cadaver dissections in which he participated at Santa Monica College, under the guidance of Dr. Margarita Dell. Illustrations from his atlas are currently in use in the United States Army’s forensic field manual.

Since moving to New York, Daniel Maidman has sped up his painting schedule, while continuing to maintain his drawing skills through life drawing workshops at Spring Street Studio. Although he remains primarily self-taught, he has learned a good deal about color from conversations with Adam Miller.

Daniel Maidman’s other interests include filmmaking and writing.