The BIG NEWS this month: I have a new model! I recently completed a photo shoot with Camilo, a gorgeous Colombian guy I met here in Puerto Vallarta. I've already begun work on new drawings and paintings featuring him. Read on for more, including a blog entry that tells the whole story (with pictures)!
I've also got new paintings to share—portraits and a new nude—as well as new rough sketches, including several in colored pencil.
Plus, I'm happy to announce the release of 2 new limited-edition prints at introductory discounts! Read on for this and more news from the Simonson Studio.
My Newest Model: Camilo
I've recently gotten a big dose of fresh inspiration courtesy of my newest model, Colombian import Camilo. He came to my Puerto Vallarta apartment a few days ago for a 3-hour photo session, and the results were spectacular. Be watching for new Camilo drawings and paintings, and in the meantime, get the whole story (plus pictures) of the photo shoot in my latest Artist's Diary blog entry. Artist's Diary: Camilo Photo Shoot
NEW MALE-NUDE PAINTING
Continuing my recent fascination with African-American model Rod, I've completed a new realistic painting called Dawn at Diamond Head. I worked from a series of photos I shot of Rod at Diamond Head Beach at sunrise. This nude is so discreet you could hang it almost anywhere. See it now in the Members-Only Gallery.
My newest male-figure painting is a loosely painted, energetic study of a happy young guy who's just a little nervous about being naked. I call it Regular Guy. This new acrylic-on-canvas painting is 21"x25" (54x63cm) and it's a steal right now at only US$750. See Regular Guy here.
Two new portraits are now showing in the Art (SFW) section of the online gallery: Concern, a loosely painted but realistic study of a young man with an intense expression, and Randy's Eyes, an Expressionist painting of a handsome young mixed-race guy with big, beautiful eyes. See them both here.
NEW ROUGH SKETCHES
I've been drawing in both graphite and colored pencils lately, and you can see the latest rough sketches (some priced as low as $45) here. If you're looking for something to fill a small space in your apartment, several of these are 8.5"x11". And these smaller drawings are easy and inexpensive to frame, too. Rough Sketches (NSFW)Rough Sketches (SFW)
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