Wednesday, 24 October 2012

My first nude!

This is working from a beautiful painting by Wladyslaw Slewinski, a Polish artist who lived from 1854 to 1918. Another real challenge but such a brilliant way to learn how many different colours there are in what appears to the normal eye to be just!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Finished painting

Well she is finished. I loved painting this lady. I am learning so much from this course. (A Diary of Faces - Sharon Tomlinson) Always learning.... but that is what I love and I do feel like I am getting somewhere. :-)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

A new painting

I am working on another painting from Sharon Tomlinson's course "A Diary of Faces"
( This one is part of a painting called "Innocentia" by a German artist called Lovis Corinth (1858-1925). For this one Sharon encouraged us to work entirely on the background first before even sketching in the girl. That made it slightly harder to work with the charcoal but that was ok. It was harder too to paint directly onto acrylic rather than a gesso-ed background and I panicked a bit at first! :-) Then it slowly starting coming together a bit. I haven't finished but thought I would record it at this stage as I usually record the sketch and earlier stages but I forgot this time. A while ago I treated myself to a set of six small tubes of Golden acrylics. Up to now I have only used student quality paints. Now, of course, I am spoiled. They are so beautiful but stocking up on Golden generally will take a long time....a tube at a time, so expensive but goodness I really see the difference.

Anyway here she is so far......not sure what else I need to do yet but am really tired now and need to put her away and look again another day.....

Got to say that collar bone is harrrrd........ :-)

Monday, 1 October 2012

ATCs for the Freeing Your Wings Autumn ATC Swap

Our theme for this swap was "Lavender Loveliness".....only restriction was to use all shades of lavender.