Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Life Class - Week 5
25 mins - Acrylic on canvas board
Today was our last life session from a set of six as the organiser was unable to secure a nude model for next week, however, we will have a model albeit clothed!
I've wanted to try paint for a couple of weeks now, so today I took just two tubes of Finity acrylic (Burnt Umber and Titanium White). The pose I chose to use paint for was by far the most difficult of the day and most people had the sense to move around to the side of the model.
I decided to take a bash at the challenge presented before me and, if I'm honest, I am really pleased with more than one area of the result. I am delighted with the feet, they were at such an extraordinary angle and can be challenging at the best of times, I feel I caught them quite well while still remaining loose, working with shapes and tones rather than minute detailing.
I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed these classes, from the moment I get up on a Tuesday until class begins I can hardly contain my excitement and the two hours pass soooooo quickly.
I have the models contact details and plan to use them until the next six sessions begin in Autumn.
I have also been busy organising portrait and costume models for my studio and hope to start sessions soon.
The human figure, such a complex array of angles, tones and emotions, I gather when a subject interests and excites you as much as this you just have to acknowledge it and work with it...and I intend to do just that!