More color matching. Though I didn't finish the practice I decided it's still fun to do a little vid.
Didn't think I should pull an all-nighter again so I started early. Though the night is still young so I reserve the right to change my mind. Here is today's portrait. Number 2 of 50. Does this count for 2 portraits?
I don't know what it is about drapery but I love it. Love. It. When I see well done drapery drawings I just want to reach out and touch it. Feel it. Hold it. All that layered, luscious fabric. Maybe it's the seamstress in me that has a tactile connection. Truly, I don't know why, and really, I don't care.
I just do. I know my little drawing above looks weak next to these below, but I still attempt fabric.
Here are more of my attempts with fabric. In paint.
I did something yesterday that I haven't done in, oh, a couple of YEARS. That's painted from a live model. Which artists should do all the time but in reality we don't. Or I don't. I talked to Sarah 2 1/2 years ago about sitting for me. Ughhhhhh, two and a half years! I don't know what happens to time. Anyway, she helped with the weddings, (actually she is my son-in-law's sister, she was in one of the weddings) and we talked about actually having her come to my studio. We set the appointment, again, and I still almost cancelled. But, I didn't. And here is about a little over an hour's worth of time.
I almost didn't post these for several reasons, 1) because I am embarrassingly rusty, 2) because it doesn't do Sarah justice 3) because I struggled so much that I didn't catch her essence and 4) because I am embarrassingly rusty. Grrrrr
But, I did it. And I finally kept my 2 1/2 year appointment. I think I still have another 2 1/2 year appointment to fulfill. I told her brother at the same time I'd like to paint a study of him too. Well, he's in the family now so I better make good.
The upside is Sarah is scheduled to come back next Wednesday. Any other takers to be a live model and keep me going?
I'm teaching a student today a private lesson. I'm going to talk about the Rub Out Method in painting. These are a couple of photos of a small study I did for a larger painting.
• Start with an underdrawing of varied detail or just draw freehand
• Pull paint off the canvas with brushes, cloth, q-tips, anything that works
• Leave paint in areas that you want the darkest values
• Usually it is done in umbers or siennas
This helps in numerous ways
• Helps establish values before color
• Creates an underpainting to "follow" when adding additional paint
• Without a lot of invested time/supplies a composition can be established and re-worked
Here is another example Oil Painting Studies • I Love You Painting
A oil painting study I did this week. It's small but tends to go quickly that way. Eggs for Breakfast Anyone?
I really love flowers though I don't paint them often. I decided to do a little study and now I want to do a few more.
Here is a series of photos from an oil painting study I did recently for a larger painting I'm doing later .
Painting title: I Love You.
Landscape Studies • I don't do clouds. Well, at least until I did these little studies. Took some cloud photos a while ago and decided to finally give them a try. The first is my first. It was done under a bright light so it feels a little heavy but it was a stormy day. So, I'll try another with different lighting to see. The second one I like a little better. What do you think? I can take it.