Saturday, December 12, 2009

Last session for the season

The drawing class has come to a close, with only a few images.
The two chalk drawings were sort of 'warm-up' for the two acrylic
paintings. The model is impossibly proportioned, I am not making
anything up. Reducing muscle mass, if anything.

The drawings were made in about ten minutes apiece.

Chalk on paper, ca. 70 x 50 cm

Chalk on paper, ca. 70 x 50 cm

The acrylic paintings are somewhat weird, I had brought only three
primary colors plus white, and started mixing, aiming for a skin
color. The result is somewhat purplish, and the effect is 'modern'.

Interesting, though (to me, at least), is that I bought Winsor & Newton
'System 3' colors, and they are very intense, so I used much less paint,
and they didn't dry out so quickly on the palette as some other paints do.
In short: I liked these. I guess the name 'System 3' also appeals to the nerd in me.

Acrylics on canvas, approx. 80 x 50 cm

Last painting in 2009:

The last one was done in a few minutes, just a draft, really, as anyone
can see. Again, I had mixed some strange colors, that don't fit, neither
subject nor background. But the proportions could be worse.

Acrylics on canvas, approx. 80 x 50 cm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, these last ones are really good, you are getting better all the time.
The second chalk drawing is great.

And the colors in the first acrylics give it a melancholic mood. It certainly works.

Merry Christmas and a very creative 2010!