Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Finished "Fem" in Class Yesterday :)

Well, I had some comments when I was working on this earlier and took that into consideration and went back to my original sketch when painting this - I had gotten away from the sketch and I was told in class that the sketch was good and should be followed.
After doing that and some other minor changes after a final critique in class, "Fem" is done.

The painting is 15 1/2" x 21" on transluscent yupo.

I've enjoyed taking half finished sketches from my open figure session and creating something that I can turn into a finished painting. And I also enjoyed getting back to painting and I made it the whole day 10 am - 2:30 pm without any pain or problem (stopping and resting/sitting/changing positions each time I felt a bit of stiffness or pain).

Thanks, Sandy (quite possibly the best watercolor teacher ever!), for raising my table and making my space easier to work on without much bending (I even had a little child's chair for my foot to brace on to take the weight off my back)!


Ann Buckner said...

Wonderful news, that you are back to painting with out any problems. I like the finished painting, with its lovely colors and shapes. I'm wondering about the straight line from the waist up toward her right shoulder. Would that normally be curved more like in your drawing?

RHCarpenter said...

It took me a while to see what you were seeing, Ann - her backbone! You're right - it needs a more gentle curve to make it look right :) Good eyes!

Patricio Gonzalez Vivo said...

Very interesting art

RHCarpenter said...

Thank you for stopping by and for commenting today, Patricio.