Noah Layne

Monday, August 30, 2010

Portrait Drawing Demo

I'm doing a free portrait drawing demo at the art store Opus in Victoria BC, on September 11th from 1-3pm. If you are in Victoria come by and say hi!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Oil Painters of America 2010 Western Regional Exhibition

I'm excited to have my painting "Onions" selected to be part of the Oil Painters of America's Western Regional Exhibition!  This year the show takes place at Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY. October 9 - November 10, 2010  For more info about the show visit the OPA site here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lemon painting continued

I've been working on my lemon painting.  Here is a photo of it at the moment.  Working on small changes on the lemons as well as the box.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Late night lemon painting

I've been working on my lemon painting again tonight.  I tend to listen to music when I paint.  Tonight I was listening to a little of the Ethiopian singer Gigi as well as Bob Dylan and CBC radio's As It Happens - The Midnight Edition.  I tend to listen to music or the radio when I paint...

For this coat of the painting I'm starting to really model the form of the lemons, it's lots of fun :)

Here are some photos from tonight.

Start of third coat on the lemons and black background   

Working alone slowly :)  It's a very meditative state I get in when painting, very focused and relaxed.
Done for the night.  This was around 5 hours of painting.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fall portrait drawing classes!

I've got my fall teaching schedule organized! 

I'm teaching a new portrait drawing class starting September 9th and another starting November 11th.  For more info visit my classes page.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lemon painting

My goal with my blog is to post different work in progress and some of my thoughts about art and life :)

Here is an image of what is on my easel at the moment.
For a step-by-step demo of a similar painting of mine you might enjoy this

This is just the second coat and I haven't started to model the form in much detail yet.... 

I'll try to post more as this painting develops :)

The painting after the first coat of paint.

Starting the second coat.
My glass palette
Slowly covering the painting with the second coat.

Self portrait study

Self portrait study


Hi All!

I'm excited to start my blog!