View “Joshua LaRock: A Showcase of New Works” at Maxwell Alexander Gallery (Los Angeles). An opening reception will be held December 14.
From the gallery:
Joshua LaRock, a Texas native, is a classically trained artist with deep roots in figurative painting. Influences of old masters such as Bouguereau mixed with the beauty of the Southwest create a truly unique perspective of the West.
“I am extremely excited to present my debut series of paintings inspired by the American Southwest,” says LaRock. “Since moving back to Texas, I have become increasingly motivated by the great beauty and many possibilities that the West offers me as an artist. This has been a pleasant rediscovery of my roots, and I feel like I have only just begun to explore the richly varied landscape and diverse humanity of the region where I grew up.”
Learn more about the exhibition at maxwellalexandergallery.com.
Last month at the 3rd Annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE), Joshua LaRock led a demo on “Painting Distinctive Portraits,” including helpful slides with illustrations showing examples of the “points” in a face, the tilts, shapes, and measurements one can use. He also explained how to adjust your model back into position after a break by comparing the cast shadows on his or her face versus the cast shadows on your painting. Learn more about FACE20, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, here.