Cara Thayer and Louie Van Patten. Passion!

Work by Cara Thayer and Louie Van Patten. I like the amalgamation of the natural and artificial elements through the use of paint and the unfamiliar shapes created by the unusual angles in the composition.

Saatchi Online Artist: Nikos Gyftakis; "self portrait"

Art of the Day - Nikos Gyftakis

Good example of what inner turmoil can look like: NC: Self portrait Nikos Gyftakis Greece Medium: oil pastel on canvas Year Created: 2005

Saatchi Online Artist: Nikos Gyftakis; "self portrait"

Art of the Day - Nikos Gyftakis

Good example of what inner turmoil can look like: NC: Self portrait Nikos Gyftakis Greece Medium: oil pastel on canvas Year Created: 2005

flesh drawings in watercolour pencil look at Jenny Saville - get students to press faces against a window and photograph from other side as reference - use grid to compose - accompany with lessons about contortion - corporeal art themes: feminist, biotech performative art etc. -yr 11

flesh drawings in watercolour pencil look at Jenny Saville - get students to press faces against a window and photograph from other side as reference - use grid to compose - accompany with lessons about contortion

Artodyssey: Sylvie Guillot Amazing use of line to create form. Strong command of human anatomy knowledge, the way the artist exaggerates certain areas of the body helps to emphasize the model's turned away pose. Use of complementary blues and oranges is a great way of creating form and value without over rendering the figure.

Artodyssey: Sylvie Guillot Amazing use of line to create form. Strong command of human anatomy knowledge, the way the artist exaggerates certain areas of the body helps to emphasize the model's turned away pose. Use of complementary blues and oranges is a

"Back" - Stephen Wright, oil on canvas {contemporary figurative artist female posterior feet seated woman painting} stephenwrightart.com

Stephen Wright, oil on canvas, 2012 {contemporary figurative art female posterior feet seated woman painting}

scrunch up a photocopy of a portrait and get students to reproduce the crumpled image

Stephen J. Shanabrook (b. Cleveland, USA) and Veronika Georgieva (b. Moscow, Russia) - Paper Surgery series Crumbled Magazine Pages/Photography

tumblr_mmjeshWZdz1rvw2qpo1_500.jpg (500×647) - could do a cut up chaotic sample and then a fixed puzzle like sample to show mother fixing your feelings

vvolare: “ "Ghost of A.I," acrylic on paper Bo Christian Larsson - 2012 ”

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New Paintings by Cesar Biojo

'Estuche by Cesar Biojo 2014 created in oil paint. I like the qualities of the tints of peach and yellow coloured tones in the skin as they fit with the colour palette of the bold abstract marks.

"Struggle IV" - Truls Espedal; Norway {contemporary figurative realism artist male muscular torso standing man profile cropped painting}

red-lipstick: “Trulsespedal aka Truls Espedal (Norway) - Struggle IV, 2013 Paintings: Oil on Canvas ”

"Lush" - Duarte Vitori, oil on canvas {contemporary artist barefoot female human body barefoot perspective foreshortening reclining woman feet painting} Toes !!

Artist Duarte Vitoria – portrait paintings (Excellent example of composition and perspective for grade self portraits-JHC)

Drawings by Gillian Lambert. Very Cool.

Self-Deception Portraits. Artist and illustrator Gillian Lambert created this series of drawings called "Self-Deception". The artist graduated from Kenyon

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