Author Archives: Hank Buffington

More Figure Study

Typically I would do enhanced gestures in charcoal pencil during the short warm up poses, but yesterday I went straight to watercolor. First a 5 minute pose. Then a 10 minute pose. Then our 20 minute sessions started. I don’t draw on the … Continue reading

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Tall Girl

I painted a tall girl yesterday in watercolor. About 2 hours. It’s fun to paint people with different proportions and different skin colors.

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K3

Here are a few things I did last week. Some 20 minutes poses in watercolor. And a still life with a box. Not much time to paint lately but I squeezed that one in. Acrylic on paper, about 9×12″

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2-hour Pose

I got to work from a longer pose today. I haven’t been painting much lately so it felt a little rough. Watercolor, about 14×17″

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This Week

Here are the few paintings I did this week. Figure group yesterday. Again, these are 20 minute poses. A little heavy on the color for the first one for me. Much happier with the second attempt. Ran out of time … Continue reading

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Cloudy

This may be my first lighthouse painting. It’s across the inlet in Little Compton. It’s the little vertical blip to the right of center on the horizon of my painting.

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20 Minutes

I found another figure group today. Twenty minutes seems like forever when you’re in the dentist chair, but when you’re drawing it flies by in a blink of the eye. These were all 20 minutes.  What a treat to have TWO … Continue reading

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Short Poses

I spent a short evening doing some short poses with a model this week. 5 minutes 5 minutes. I lost interest in the drawing and just wanted to try to get the differences in value and temperature of her tan lines. … Continue reading

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Reality

When I started I was using just a knife and planned on doing a sloppy, smeared, scraped, abstract-ish painting with lots of “confetti” effects from unmixed colors. The reality of the scene however was too much for me. It’s just … Continue reading

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Strada Challenge (week 5) FINAL!

Finally, the last week of the challenge is over! I can go back to painting if/when I want to. I have too many domestic distractions and priorities in my life right now. The self-imposed obligation of taking an hour a … Continue reading

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