Painting in Oil
Such wonderful and lovely mark making.
I am thrilled at the opportunity to attend these life sessions and think that I am making progress. If nothing more, I am learning to see more deeply into the subject matter - perhaps a bit beyond the tilt of the head or the turn of the lips or the direction of the light. I am seeing a little more inwardly now.
Susan, I love seeing your graphite works!!! The 60 min. sketch of Lynn reminded me so much of a Lautrec sketch of one of the can-can dancers. It must be her hair, and her expression. WONDERFUL!!!
I was so absorbed when drawing her - when I stood back from the easel to see what I had done, I was astonished to see that I had drawn a Toulouse Lautrec dancer - I had that exact thought, Kathryn! I think this model, who was bursting with personality and could hardly hold still for a minute, just exuded that kind of energy. Funny, isn't it!
Really lovely drawings.
Thanks you, Carolann - I am pleased to see a little progress in my graphite work from these life sessions. Hopefully, that will spill over into my painting.
If I was as good as you at life drawing, I'd be tempted to do some more classes - but I crumble when I'm painting with really great Artists! Your smiles are perfect! :0)
You draw so beautifully, Sandra - your teddy bears are awesome and you draw very complicated settings for them. I encourage you to try life drawing - it is terrifying, no doubt. But well worth the terror!
Proficiat susan, je hebt een gave om de personenmooi weer te geven !groetjes,Simonne
Thank you, Simmone. I love drawing and painting people - there is nothing as difficult or as challenging as a human face! Your words encourage me!
Love it! And there is so much personality in this sketch. You really captured her personality on the inside as well as the outside. Great work!
Those are words I love to hear! Thanks, Heather!
Susan!Great drawings!Wonderful smiles!A pleasure to look at and enjoy over and over again!Bravo to you!Michael
It seems we are both enjoying our classes, Michael! It's a good thing to stretch yourself once in a while and I find theses classes do that for me!
Wonderful sketches! I love the expressions!!!
Many thanks, Hilda - love your new pastel!
Your comments are welcome and brighten my day!