Monday, November 29, 2010
2ND STANDING FIGURE - GRAPHITE AND WATERCOLOR
Back when I was working with models, this was one of my favorites. She was always wonderful. I really enjoyed working with her - she had a proud stance, crazy curly hair that was fun, and her mouth was a perfect bow shape. I actually got the sketch to resemble her.
Unfortunately, I overworked the painting. Just couldn't stop fiddling with it and it doesn't look like her at all. But since you get the good and the bad, I'll show this one, too. (Maybe the folks at webdesign will see this and take my name off their list??).
I think my main problem with this one was I started painting and lost my focus: I wanted to work with blossoms to shape the shoulders, knees, etc. so I have to work with more pigment and then drop in that water and let it bleed out. Instead, I just tried to shape the rounded bits using different color here and there. It's okay, but not what I was trying to learn.
So, back to the drawing or painting board!
(At one point I thought about leaving her face white and making her a geisha since she was looking that way!)
Perhaps a good thing for me to do is write out my intention and then have it pinned to my bulletin board while I'm working on a painting?
Something better will come tomorrow...or the next day.
Posted by RH Carpenter