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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Life Class - Week 10


Acrylic on 20x16" canvas

I approached life class a little differently this week, usually I tackle the short 3-5 minute poses in ink and then move onto something else for the 25-30 minute poses. This week I did all 6 poses on the same surface, a 20x16" canvas, using a limited palette in acrylic.

Most of the first pose was sketched onto some masking tape I had placed over the canvas, only the values show now in the small squares left behind after the tape was removed. I like the effect, it adds a modern, geometric twist to an sensual and otherwise curvaceous subject.

It felt really good working on canvas again, especially in such a loose and free style!

15 comments:

Michael Emerald said...

This is sensational Anita!

Such creativity! And the results look mesmerizing (given how I stared at it for a whole minute). Specifically, I like the way the bodies combine and de-combine with one another, producing one big emotion. I also like the quality of the drawing itself (i.e., you are good). To offer additional consideration, i can see where experimentation with color is the concern, since it's easy to lose the overall coherency by introducing some colors that don't tie out with the entire composition. (p.s. the more I write it means the happier I am).

Thanks for painting it, and in such a wonderfully large size, no less.

shirley said...

Beautiful - The multiple figures, the loose painting, the soft colors, and the small squares.

Serena said...

Sorry, I made a boo boo in the previous comment. I wanted to say -

Anita, you are such an inspiration! I love how you think outside the square. I adore the limited palette you have used here and the overall result is awesome!

juj said...

this piece is so dynamic - really wonderful. and i love the masking tape effect.

Joannie said...

Nitsa - so glad you are working in this way. Inspirational girl. Loved the idea of masking areas with tape before you start the first figure sketch. Lots of fun and suprises. So glad Im back on line - Ive missed so much for 10 weeks.
Joannie

caseytoussaint said...

Beautiful, Anita - I love the way this came out. We start life drawing again in a week or so, and I'm going to keep this approach in mind.

Africantapestry said...

This is such a creative twist and I love it! A true artist you are!
Ronell

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Michael, so pleased you enjoyed it.

Anita said...

Thankyou Shirley.

Anita said...

Thankyou Serena. It is a little different for me but it feels so good to go off on a tangent now and then.

Anita said...

Thankyou Juj. Glad you feel the masking tape effect worked.

Anita said...

Thanx Joannie, great to have you back!!!

Anita said...

Thankyou Casey!

Anita said...

Bless you Ronell....Thanks!

phthaloblu said...

Very beautiful and graceful.