Last night's model was Abby. She is terrific at making the simplest poses interesting, with the slightest tilt of the chin or the subtle way she rests her hand. Great models are very hard to find.
Both paintings are Conte charcoal over watercolor washes. The paper is a hot press printmaking paper.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
What a struggle it has been this summer to work for an extended period of time in the studio. Not to bore you with details of a frenzied mom, but sometimes life can be ridiculously busy.
Oh, I can complain and moan about it (see paragraph above!) or I can figure out how to make it work.
My solution for now is to continue developing a series of nudes from our weekly figures sessions with a live model. This is a great way to experiment with materials and technique, as well as develop better drawing skills. Because these aren't necessarily finished paintings, I can work for a few hours and put them away. If I end up with a gem or two, even better!
From top: Blue Morning, Afternoon Siesta, both watercolor and charcoal pencils on hot press