|Shilo 5/26/14 - Pose 2, 10"x12", Acrylic on cardboard|
The model today at the Honolulu Museum of Art was Shilo. As always she took some very dramatic poses.
I am finally getting the mixture of paint colors for these studies. I am using a Naples Yellow and
Dioxazine Purple. I was avoiding the Dioxazine Purple because it is a transparent pigment. I really like this mix of color and will probably play with this combination until I finish the respective tubes.
I am getting the hang painting these long poses. These two are really successful. Above is my favorite of the night. This was a really rough pose for Shilo to hold because of the tension in the left leg. I was debating about including the cane but felt it added to the composition.
I like how much depth I am able to get from these two colors. I love how much variation there is between the white mixed with the yellow and the White mixed with the purple. There is a great movement in the painting.
I should probably fix up the horizon line.
|Shilo 5/26/14 - Pose 1, 10"x12", Acrylic on cardboard|
This life drawing class occurs on Mondays at 7PM. It is located at the The Honolulu Museum of Art School, formerly the Academy Art Center at Linekona. There is a $10 class fee.