These are the last three poster paintings from class this past term. It's been a challenge, but I have a lot of fun doing these studies, and hope to improve over time. Next term, I am going to focus purely on drawing. I hope to continue with painting on the side, to keep practicing, but I'm really looking to learn how to make accurate, tonal drawings from life.
Friday, December 7, 2012
This was a drawing from class earlier tonight. Unfortunately, I missed the point of the exercise which was to create a hierarchy of values, as a study for a smaller poster painting that we did the 2nd half of class.
This is the poster study. I can't take credit for it, as my instructor did a generous paint-over to correct the numerous mistakes. I've noticed I have a bad habit of mixing my colors too intense, overall. But I'm hoping to train my eyes to perceive what's happening in nature more accurately. Painting is a humbling exercise. It certainly shows you how much you actually don't know. But it's still a very enjoyable and rewarding journey so far.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
The first image is my initial lay-in. We were instructed to block in the shadows and large areas with accurate color to the best of our ability. In the second image my instructor, Ryan Wurmser, painted on top of my foundation. He was telling me what I should be looking for as I'm painting from life. The last image is as far as I got blocking in the remainder of the painting until the end of the session. The apparent temperature change is from my lousy camera...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Still struggling to find the right way to describe this stuff. I often fall into the trap of trying to draw EVERYTHING instead of finding a focal point and fading out from there. I find this more enjoyable than trying to draw people out in public, though...