Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Expressive Figure

I'm continuing to enjoy the figure class at Andy's.  Above is a pastel sketch I did a couple of weeks ago.

At the right is an expressive painting that was done on gold gessoed paper.  It was really a fun exercise!

And below is Green Nude - a sketch I did from Pose 3.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Figure Sketch

I am having so much fun in Andy Braitman's Creative Figure classes on Mondays.  Having the opportunity to sketch (or paint) from a live model is wonderful, and even better is the fact that Andy and Charlotte provide great input, modeling, and feedback.  The sketch on the left took about 20 minutes.  Now, some of you may be thinking that it's not that great!  My challenge to you, try it!  It's a fun and humbling experience.  I remember going to galleries and even museums and sometimes thinking, "I could do that."  Well, in most cases I was speaking out of ignorance.  In the past three years since I have been working on my art, I have come a long way AND I have a long way to go.  In the new book about Stephen Jobs, he is quoted as saying,  "The journey is the reward."  How true!