Thursday, January 26, 2012

Figure Painting...For All It's Worth...

Oil on linen panel
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Been busy in the studio recently so here is a quickie. A three hour figure study. I was hoping for a second sitting but alas..

The life painting time is never wasted. A model before you is always a training session for the drawing/painting eye. I think the human form the biggest challenge of all to paint. I also much prefer,when a model/sitter is on front of me, to paint a portrait of them, rather than full figure. It just interests me more.

However, one must always paint it all trying to improve the BIG FOUR. Drawing/composition, values, color, edges.

Please go out and purchase the wonderful figure drawing book by old master draughtsman Andrew Loomis "Figure Painting For All It's Worth". He knew an awful lot more than most around today. His books remain among my favorites.


Jo said...

The colors are so beautiful. I must definitely check out Andrew Loomis's book!

Marian Fortunati said...

You really are expanding and growing... Didn't think you could GET any better!!!

Miss you.

PS... Those "f*** me now" shoes in the last post are terrific too!!

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Thank you....