"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, March 20, 2017

Back to the Drawing Board

Ballerina / multi-media - graphite, charcoal, pastel on newsprint / 24 x 18

Close up of upper body
I rarely do a preparatory study for a larger painting but having, tried her in oils twice without success, I thought I would try sketching her. When I was painting, she kept demanding a larger and larger canvas. I may try her again in oils one day.

7 comments:

  1. She's screaming out to be painted in oils .... and BIG! Magical sketches btw!

    Oh yes ... I use the sienna ground because you told me about it in 2014 HERE@S THE LINK
    http://gatepostpicture.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/angolan-woman-portrait-6-painting-44.html

    .... it's how I learnt to use it - take a bow!

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    1. She is calling to me - I feel I must try again!
      It's very nice to know that my advice worked so well for you, John! Your portraits have progressed at the speed of light - you are such a wonderful artist!

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  2. This is already a gorgeous painting in it's own right! But yes, she would look beautiful in oils... I really want to start sketching figures again... I get so lost in the painting process, sometimes I forget the importance of sketching!

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    1. I really love painting figures - and I love drawing them almost as much. I really must get back to attending some life drawing classes.

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  3. She is awesome and will surely look fantastic on a large canvas . This drawing is special too though.

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    1. She kept getting away from me! Now that I have confined her to a 24x18 surface, maybe I'll try again!

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