These are really oranges and apples, but the colors seemed so peachy, it sounded like a good name. I have always wondered if naming a painting had anything to do with the sale of it.
This is the little 8 x 10 painting done in about an hour in Scott Gelantly’s class a couple of weeks ago.
Joining a Figure Drawing Group in Poulsbo at Artist’s Edge has bee fun to add on Thursday nights. Having not done much figure drawing in the last few years, this is challenging as well as worthwhile.
It reminded me when we had our first male model of my first day in Life Drawing my freshman year of art school. I was barely seventeen, raised on a small farm in Northern California and I had never seen a naked man. I sincerely did not know “where” to look, let alone draw.
What can I say, that was a long time ago.
Had this happen not long ago, but I actually walked away from the situation and said nothing at the time. Now I didn’t say I did nothing. : )
Just this last week I started taking a figure drawing class after not doing much in charcoal for a while. The model struck this pose and I thought “how do I do this?”
I like the result. It is only 8 x 8 inches, so not big, but I had fun trying to bring some drama into the pose. Hope I can be posting more in the future.
This a painting from a photo my Daughter-in-law took when she and my older sons went on a hike outside San Francisco. I loved the forlorn look of this old world house and wanted to make it sad, but with hope of a future.
Line work can make or break a drawing. We all need to draw more. I have heard and read more artists say your painting is only as good as your drawing. I try to draw something every day, so my line work hopefully improves over time.