Short Poses

The first one was a 10 minute pose. The rest were 20 minute poses. I’m trying some new techniques. I wasn’t caring much today about drawing. I was interested more in trying to paint his skin colors.

  

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Lost Weekend

I didn’t get to paint much this weekend so I stopped for a quick shot on my way out to run errands this morning. This is oils and I’m trying to adjust my working methods and adapt to the differences from acrylics. It usually takes a few paintings because oils behave so differently than acrylics. I’ve painted this spot a lot and always have difficulty with it. I’m wondering if that’s because there are no forms to cast shadows here.

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Quit

I stopped in Providence to paint this morning but it was very windy so I quit. It wasn’t going well anyway. This got scraped off.

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Lighter Hand

Today I tried a lighter hand than last week. I spent the first 20 minute session of this pose doing a careful pencil drawing and tried to stay true to it as I painted. I was working my way down and didn’t quit finish the legs. The models always seem to rest their feet on pillows also, which is why the feet always look strange. I think we’ll call this the “sitting on the toilet” pose.

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Color

At figure group today I wanted to try to get as much paint on this as I could hoping it would reach a breaking point. I was wondering if anything interesting would happen with too much pigment. The drawing was sacrificed as I was in a hurry to jump into laying paint on this. I should probably focus on practicing my drawing. Next time.

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Snow Day!

My kids were off school today so I took a break before lunch to go paint some snow in the refuge. It was warm though so it was melting fast and everything was a slushy mess.

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Snow Again

It snowed yesterday so I was happy to get out to paint today. It was a nice, quiet morning. Oils, 8×10”.

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Back to Right

I need to be back up to speed with normal activities before I’m discharged from physical therapy so these were all right handed today and 20 minutes.

This one was only two colors but took me just as long as if it had been full color.

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Very Windy

It was very windy today. When it started to snow I had to quit. Oils, 8×10”

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Left Then Right

At figure group today I started by drawing with my left hand, but for the long pose I switched back to my right because I really wanted to paint her skin colors. I would’ve liked a little extra time to add a bit of detail to her braids.

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