The last week of the life drawing sessions was electric. With two models to view there is too much to think about, all you can do is roll up your sleeves and get to work.
This was the last work of the night. 1 hour of movements, resulting with this. The canvas was prepared with icy blue. The turning point was adding the pinky purple which brought out the 3 dimensional form and made the painting modern; there’s not much berry sorbet colours in the history of art. The frame was painted with a neutral shade to not fight with the complicated palette across the canvas.
Pygmalion is the title of the painting,
Here’s a close up of showing the mesh of brush-marks.
The second drawing of the night. The drama of the poses called for the strongest colours and marks. This is nearing illustration, it’s a bit more calculated than usual. It could do with a little tidying up, but where to end the tidying? Would it kill the spirit? Dance to the music of time…
Now two sugar paper paintings.
Both made on the floor. The hand you rest on while painting gets very weary.
20 minutes. You can see the changes made. The blue ribbon connects the figures, heightening the perspective.
The pastel smears work well for skin in shadow. The stool and table were worked out with as much concentration as the figures.
Mr Skellington was created before the session started. The first pose was fitted round it. The colours were chosen to clash. The small figure / mirror on the top left going to large figure / object on the right seems to be the composition of the night.
Now to working up some of the works and getting together an exhibition.