Ashford Visual Artists are exhibiting wonderful work at the lovely Godinton House near Ashford. Plenty of wonderful artwork to buy and see as well as lovely gardens. Well worth a look.
I love this little Japanese looking mini mono print. One of a series of mini mono prints I am working on.
5th week of life painting at Adult Education. I decided to stand in a different place in the room and see how that went. It was a bit of a squash but once everyone started it was good. The concetration in the room was palpable. I prefer it that way to begin with and then I feel the room settle, to carry on with the pose. Today was concentrating on cool tones which in its nature commands a limited palette. I found this a really enjoyable exercise as I told myself to address the models face before the body and the effect is a more finished peice of work. There are weaknesses which given more time I would address ( the legs ) but the effect is a more pleasing finish. Half term so no class next week. Painting without brushes next time.
Fourth week of life painting class. Concentrating on on tonal range. I ran out of time so I was unable to address Sharon's face, which affects the overall effect of the painting. I hate rushing and I probably needed another week on this pose and that would have suited me. But I may never finish a painting in the time given of 2 hours. Oh well .........back to the drawing board. There are things that I think work in the painting such as the arm and given more time I think the painting could have been more resolved.
This is the model Sharon. This painting is a 3rd week painting from the life painting course I am taking. Trying to get to grips with blocking in tone. I think this discipline is extremely good and even though I have said it before, feeds into all other artwork that I do. I was almost hyperventalating when I started as I thought I could not do it. But once I had pushed through that feeling I settled to paint and accept what came out on the painted surface, rather than doing the painting in my head. I am really enjoying the pain of painting. Does that make me a bit mad? ......Yep! Pose is over two weeks so the painting will change next week..
Well! ........I am really enjoying this life painting class. I struggled with this pose and the proportions are not right, but the painting was transformed as soon as I put the background on. Phew. Better try acrylics next week ....see if that makes a difference.
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