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.
I’ve been working several weeks on shades of gray. These grays have deep purples and some yellows in them. I’m trying to balance the muted tones of the water and vistas with the stark blackness of the umbrella and banisters.
I worked in the class for only two hours instead of four because Yoga is scheduled on the same day. I’ve had to make choices, but I haven’t committed myself enough to paint.
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.
This is a charcoal drawing of a coffee shop in Clayton Georgia that we visited two years ago.It was a nice place, rich in shades of brown. I may try it in oils soon.
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.