Saturday, May 31, 2014

HMoA Figure Drawing 5/26/14 - Shilo - Long Poses

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 was the first pose of the night. There is a nice spontaneity to this painting. There is very little black and white in this so almost all the variation in ton is coming from the mixtures of purple and yellow. The half tones are really nice in this.

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.