Saturday, June 14, 2014

HMoA Figure Drawing 06/09/14 - Honey - Long Poses

Honey - 06/09/14 - Pose 3, 10" x 13.5", Acrylic on Cardboard.
Here are the long poses from last Monday when Honey was the model. It was pretty crowded that night,  so I remember moving to the floor for the last two poses.

Above is my favorite from the night. She was mostly in shadow. She posed right at the edge of the model stand.

I love how much nuance I was able to capture in this painting. The changes in light and shadow on her back and arm look really great. I also like the contrast in the areas that are outlined and the areas of the shadow that rely more on the edge to edge modeling. 

Again, I probably should fix up the horizon line.

Honey - 06/09/14 - Pose 1, 10" x 13.5," Acrylic on Cardboard.
I find myself bothered by little bits of the paintings and that clouds my judgment on the piece. I am really bothered by her face and hand in this painting. Looking back on the painting a few days after the session, I can see it is not that distracting or malformed. However, it just irks me.

It irks me so much that I almost miss the things that are working in the painting. I love her leg and thigh as well as the arm and shoulder. Her flexed leg is so solid and sculptural I really looks great.

If I focus on what works, it encourages me to keep working. 

Honey - 06/09/14 - Pose 2, 10" x 13.5", Acrylic on Cardboard.
Above was the second pose of the night. I remember having to move to the floor for this painting as the night was crowded enough that I couldn't see the model from the second row.  I almost just did a painting of her feet but then thought twice about it. I do really like how I rendered her legs in this one.   

I need to color the space between her legs and make the drawing horse dark purple.

This life drawing class occurs on Mondays at 7PM. It is located at the The Honolulu Museum of Art School, formerly the Academy Art Center at Linekona. There is a $10 class fee.

“Artists exist to show us the world. So do windows.” 
~ Jarod Kintz