It’s been a while and work things have pushed the painting to the background. Managed an hour and a half of life class today which I was glad of to keep my hand in. I’ve been taking the cheap paper as we tend to do a lot of sketches/gesture type exercises. I don’t really like it so I broke out the Arches sketch pad for a bit of a luxury.
Tried to keep the shadows a hot red – I always like this for skin.
An unexpectedly good pose. I thought it was going to be too symmetrical but the triangular nature came out well. Didn’t have time for the face – I’d forgotten that Arches takes forever to dry and we only had 20 minutes for the whole thing.
A couple of exercises with wax and color. Enjoyed these and intended to incorporate the wax into the longer poses but it didn’t happen.
Warm up gesture pose. Always takes a while to get the brushes flowing nicely.
I’m behind on my birds – had to post 2 weeks worth on facebook at once. Bad Birdmaster!
Back to life classes this week. It felt good to be back although things were as difficult as always.
A tricky pose and one I wouldn’t pick normally. But that’s the thing about life classes – you paint what’s in front of you.
A few warm up poses.