Thursday, August 19, 2010

Life Happens...365 Days of Drawing

This, for me, is when a character model 'life sketch' works, unlike my demo from my teaching class at The California Art Institute last week, an aforementioned dud. I really have no idea why some days it rolls off the brush better than others but for me that is the case no matter how disciplined I am around drawing challenges etc. Life happens...and there is no controlling art which is probably its' appeal.

This will be my drawing for the the daily challenge today. My only regret is I didn't have longer to paint her within the confines of my teaching class etc. This was probably one and a half hours, total.

I have learned not to touch the sketch when the model is no longer on the stand. Nine times out of ten, I will ruin whatever good might have been there. The freshness, etc. Even a dud is worth the time spent painting from the live model.

this one is a steal!
18 x 24, oil

18 x 24, oil


Marian Fortunati said...

Word of wisdom...
Every brushstroke is worthwhile!!! YES!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

paint a mile of canvas, as Mr. K. says, and you will then have something to say.