Thursday, November 7, 2013

Figure Painting

At the Blue Sky figure drawing session for the last few weeks in October we did a sustained pose. A friend in the design dept, Vincent Nyguen, painted did a demo with me, and it was fun to see our different styles and approaches in everything from the lay-in/drawing to the paint application.  He's terrific, and it was fun to have him participate.  This painting represents a two week effort (total of 4 hours), and is 12"x 16".  I spent the entire first session just doing the underpainting/drawing, which I did with a brown madder color. The color was done the second session, and it was great painting over a solid lay-in.  This isn't the best photo of the painting, but hopefully it gives an idea.