I like using charcoal so I can focus more on light and shadow. I wish it looked more like David though. I’ll work it more before spraying fixer. It always gets a little smudge on the way home.
This was a work that took me from December through March 2019. From our visit to Paris in October.
Last month’s mode. Grisaille technique with burnt Siena and blue.
Last class, last model for the year. Done with charcoal on paper that someone lent me. I may focus on charcoal for the summer.
Today we had a model to work live on form, shape, and shapes.
Enough for one day. Got to pick up Livia my granddaughter. Thank you Naama.
Working in charcoal, trying to capture the play of shadow and light.
Thinking in Paris
Thinking about Paris. I had a chance to do a quick minute sketch while roaming the Rodin gardens. Here’s my angle.
Working on my Champs Elysees
Drafting my basic sketch of the street up to the Arc D'Triumph
Model in class. Trying to get both the form and shadows. It’s tougher for me to see detail with glasses instead of my contact lenses. I also appreciate a photo as a model to which I can get really close.
The model permitted me to photograph her, so I did. This sketch is after taking a photo and working from a monotone version.
Perhaps I can work more on the tones next week.
Abstract color painting
I haven’t posted some of the abstract color work I did in July. I don’t thing is was as good as my work last year. But I should nonetheless post it for my record.
Artworks - Displaying what I’m working on
I’ve been studying drawing and painting for the past few years. A retirement option to which I need to devote more time. I want to track my progress, but I’ve let some time pass, so now I need to catch up and post my work that I can review and look at from time to time.