It’s finally nearing the end of the semester and I’ve been ready since day one. I’ve been working on several paintings (working as in mulling over what to start painting) and none of them seemed to satisfy me. The final project theme has to be landscape, which I HAD NO IDEA HOW TO ACCOMMODATE WITH FIGURE, hence the mulling. Here’s the start to a somewhat landscape, somewhat portrait painting. Stay tuned for more updates!
We had a live model in class today so we started working on gestural movements and mark making. Towards the end of the class we had two 30 minute poses and we had to overlap the drawings from those two poses. I started lightly with the first one, smoothing out the shading and using some line work to define the blankets and some areas of the body. For the second pose, I began with erasing lines that were against the background and using line work over the existing drawing to build up the second pose. I incorporated the curves of the blanket into the curve of the leg in the new pose and left some old line work showing through to keep the first drawing still in tact.
In my expanded media class, we continued working on a still life with fruits and vegetables. I used salt and masking fluid to create texture and keep my highlights.