Friday, November 25, 2011

Rudolph, life drawing class

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Rudolph, long pose, oil on canvas
This was a long pose, 2x2 hours from life and I worked on the face at home in between the sessions.
Apologies for the wobbly surface, I taped the canvas to board but couldn't properly stretch the surface.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

"Keba again", finished, new oil painting

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So I worked some more on the painting I started last Thursday in life drawing class.
I decided to make some radical changes, like completely repaint the eyes and add a darker background but as a result I feel the painting has gotten much stronger.

"Keba again", oil on canvas

Friday, November 11, 2011

Keba again

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In life-drawing class yesterday we had the same model as last week, Keba. He's always a cool model to draw or paint. This time I am planning to do some revisions at home, a few drawing issues in the face that I like to correct and I want to add a part of the cool white sweater he was wearing which I didn't have time for yesterday. So stay tuned for an update!

Keba, work in progress, oil on canvas.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Corry Kooy blog

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I'm excited that Corry Kooy, one of my Dutch artists friends has (finally!) started a blog.
Her works in pastel and oil paint are very inspirational and full of life so check it out here:

"The silversmith's workshop", pastel 50x65cm by Corry Kooy

Friday, November 4, 2011

Put down your brushes!

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This is Keba, a great model which I have painted before in life drawing class. Yesterday night  I was doing OK painting but after the model-break my concentration faded and before I knew I heard the dreaded phrase: "Time's up, put down your brushes!". Aarghhh! All I needed was another 15 minutes (probable more :)  )

So now I'm contemplating the thought of doing some more work on the painting in my studio, which feels a bit weird to me. After all, it is a sketch from life.

How do you feel about continuing to work on a lifedrawing or plein air piece in the studio? Do you do it?

'Keba', 30x40cm, oil on masonite

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