Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Still Life

I have started a new challenge, which I am ashamed to say I have not kept up with, and that is painting from life. Having taken Henry Yan's figure painting class in April, I found myself struggling with working from life. I have spent the past 2 years working from photos and was amazed at how hard it was for me to even place the figure well, compositionally. I also had not realised how much is lost in a photograph, in terms of depth.

I have done 2 so far, the first was not great, and I am posting the second one here. I don't conside it really finished, but it is not ever going to be. I am trying to just do quick studies. I am definitely drawn to reflective transluscent surfaces, and wish I could render them well.

I have signed up for Juliette Aristides class, which hopefully, will be a great learning process.

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