Thursday, June 26, 2014

LCC Sun Drawing 6-22-14 Elaine – Long Poses

Elaine 6-22-14 Pose 1, Acrylic on Cardboard, 10”x 13.5”  

I was on a roll, after I completed the short poses Sunday Morning at Leeward Community College. I really love how I did the last short pose.

I then did four drawings I really like. I went immediately home and finished them all. I had a great morning.

Above is the first drawing of the morning. Elaine likes to stand so her face is just out of the spotlight, it makes the light rakes across her face.  There were beautiful bright highlights on her nose and cheek and dramatic shadows on her face.

I was really interested in capturing the play between the dark/dark nuanced contrast of her head and the dark background and the really dramatic highlights of nose, cheek and torso. The effect is working well.  It draws focus to the center of the page and keeps the eye there.

I like how I rendered the extended foot although I’m a little unhappy with the hand.

Elaine 6-22-14 Pose 2, Acrylic on Cardboard, 10”x 13.5”  
I may have over worked this one. 

When I paint I enjoy breaking forms into flat painted shapes. The nuance and definition comes from the brush work. I really like the fields of color in this painting. I am not bothered by the flatness and I like the design quality of this painting. However, I may have smoothed some areas a bit too much, losing the brush work.

There is a stillness to this painting that I do enjoy. 

Elaine 6-22-14 Pose 3, Acrylic on Cardboard, 10”x 13.5” 
Pose 3 was a lot of fun, the foreshortening was a real challenge. I, in general, think it was really successful.

I love how I rendered her feet in this picture. They really stand out for me as well done.

Elaine 6-22-14 Pose 4, Acrylic on Cardboard, 10”x 13.5” 
This is a very complete painting. I like the space I was able to create in this painting. I may use some color variation in sheet to define the space a little better.

The mass and form of the painting are very solid. Her body has the illusion of real weight to it. I am really getting comfortable working with the Purple and Yellow.

My color palette on all of these this is NaplesYellow Hue, Dioxazine purple, Titanium White and Mars Black.

This life drawing class occurs on Sundays at 10:30 AM. It is located at Leeward Community College in the Drawing and Painting room. There is a $10 class fee.

"Watch with glittering eyes."
~ Roald Dahl