Hello I'm Mike Manley, welcome to my studio Blog. I am veteran comic, animation artist and created and edit Draw! Magazine. This blog is a chronicle of what's happening in my studio at home or in school,follow as I show my process and as a cartoonist, painter, teacher and more. I'm currently enrolled in the MFA Program at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Follow my process and path as an painter/student/student and find out how they inform and enrich each other! Mike M
Monday, April 02, 2012
Susan McDowell Eakins Painting Competition
This weekend at school was the annual Susan McDowell Eakins painting competition at school, its a two day event painting from the live model, 9-4. It's open to 2nd to 4th year BFA and Certificate students and was started by Al Gury the chairman of the painting dept. at PAFA. There were roughly 30 students on hand this time, including my studio mate lexi and Alina, who won second place last year. Here is my effort from this year, 24 x 30 in oil, I didn't win anything this year--last year I won first place and Alina won second place--but this year she won first place, and I'm really happy for her, she did a handsome little painting.
It's rough standing mostly on your feet for two days painting and I was running on little sleep, but during the judging, this time by Peter Van Dyck we all feasted on Pizza. That's it for me as next year I'll be an MFA and unable to participate, but it was a challenge for the few years I was able to compete.