A skinny model who kept on moving, his arm kept on falling down.
This was made 10 minutes before the class started while speed eating a slice of pecan pie and chatting about strapping pastels to sticks (which is how I created this drawing).
This weeks theme was drapery. The lines of fabric follow the form underneath, the sweeps and loops, the highlights and depths make you think of classical or Renaissance sculpture. The use of a large amount of green was put on as a challenge – an interesting ground to work on. There was talk about Matisse and his use of flattening background colours, the red room pianists, so in homage the background was brushed in the same tone as the skin, to bring the background forward. 3o mins.
You can tell how near I was to the model by the slight ‘lens’ distortion. 45 minutes.
This drawing was grown from the feet. The light skittery lines do not photograph well at all. If anyone knows how to photograph light thin lines on white, give me a call… 15 mins.
I like the solidity of this painting. The seated figure takes a while to see. 2 x15 minute poses.