Sunday, March 21, 2010

Take Pleasure

Two Moving Figures, Oil on Paper, 24" x 36"
This is another assignment from my Italian studies. There were two figures and they would take a two-minute pose and then change positions. They did this for an hour. There was no set pattern to their poses and our assignment was to capture their movement.

It is a little trickier than one would think because oil does not dry quickly. So, you had the figure to work with, but you really had to springboard and make something else out of the painting. This was more about movement than capturing the figure.

"Take pleasure in your dreams
relish your principles and drape your purest feelings 
on the heart of a precious lover."
~ Giotto di Bondone

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