Life Drawing 17.07.15. Yuka with the nose-ring.

I have a forthcoming exhibition at the Mary Ward centre 21st September to Saturday 17th October. The title of the show is Information/Expression.

The final artwork in this series of life paintings. What a fantastic 12 week course it has been. This post was around 1 hour. The perspective is quite strong as the material was really near me. The orange chair might be a little small, but that’s how it seemed to me at the time.

Yuka seated with orange chair


I wanted to capture the changing light and heightened the colours, making the eye fill in the gaps between the tones and shades.

Yuka middle

A close up of the head, showing her nose-ring.

YUKA head crop

The model was suffering form the heat so we had a 25 minute reclining pose, which reminded me of the figures made from dust in Pompeii.

Yuka at Pompei crop

The first two poses.20 minutes & 15 minutes.

Yuka in blue x2

About Trevor Mill

This is my work. Art & Design. The fruits of my labour. Commissions / projects welcome.
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2 Responses to Life Drawing 17.07.15. Yuka with the nose-ring.

  1. Palmira G.Q. says:

    I like how you draw on top of the painting. It´s a really nice combination with the strong black lines over the colors to enhance them. Great work!

    • Trevor Mill says:

      Thanks so much.
      The drawing over painting works within the time constraints, rather than use smaller and smaller brushes. I use conté pastels as the hard, sharp marks work well against the large, exuberant brush strokes.
      As for the black pastels, I’ve just found my stock of dark blue ones, so these might make a comeback Blue seems more 3D as an outline – see Renoir’s work for proof.

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