Saturday, May 13, 2006

Latest Lesson - Figure Painting


For the last 10 days or so, I've been working on this latest class assignment, figure painting from a live model. Since I've also been taking life drawing, it was the perfect tie-in for me. But I focused my attention on the body, to the detriment of the surrounding area. Oh well, I had fun doing it, and learned a lot by trial and error, lots of trial and error!

4 comments:

adagio said...

the way i see it: the straight lines of the background contrast nicely with the generous bodily curves.

robin andrea said...

It's beautiful, Sigrid. Quite a lovely accomplishment. I agree with adagio.

TDharma said...

i love the movement of this reclining figure -- the upturned breasts and contours of the thigh. In fact, the brush strokes throughout denote movement. I agree about the lines (and their relative stillness) being a nice counterpoint to the figure. And, if you like, can't you always repaint the background? That always scared me about this kind of artwork--once you've committed the paint, you've committed, right? So, if you repainted the background and didn't like it, you will loose the lines that you now figured out actually work. Argh!

Linstilllife said...

I think it's remarkable! You really have a gift. You were able to see and describe the sculptural body planes. You were able to control your values and color while drawing, which is so VERY difficult. I've found the dilemma is always that we can never get the world to hold still LONG enough to say everything we want to say in a painting..
well done.