February 17, 2012

Watercolor today...


Watercolor portrait done during figure drawing session today. Did a second one of the man to my left, but he asked if he could have it, so I gave it away.

February 13, 2012

Watercolor figure sketches (8)...




Not an easy session today (again), but who said it's easy to paint nude human beings?
As long as I know what is making it difficult it should lead to progress. This time the poses where mostly static and classical. The model locked like one of Michel Angelo's subjects, so nothing to complain about, but personally I've reach a point where I need a real "action" from the model. Any expression, state or posture expressing something particular would inspire me, and if possibly adding some beautiful light it would be marvelous.
A part from that, I'm quite satisfied with the colors and fusion of the pigments on the top one. Something to explore further. I like when a drawing makes me think and makes me want to go for the next drawing, next session and next day. That's what's it's all about isn't it?

February 12, 2012

Just another page in my Moleskine...


I'm ill, have no energy left. Hope medication will make wonders during the week to come, for now it only makes me dizzy and weak. I think I've never been sick this long ever. If no progress, soon a few days off in warmer areas, it will do me good. 

February 09, 2012

Watercolor figure sketches (7)...

After getting mad at myself today during figure drawing session, I decided to radically change colors as I'm rarely satisfied with the final result. I also need to avoid this red and orange skin I keep doing, which always turns out or too red or too orange. 
For the last hour of short poses I did the three top ones, here below, and finally I'm surprised and quite happy with the result comparing with before, it seems more "dramatic" and natural at the same time. The "soft and too sweet" impression of the bottom one is gone. For a while I'll try to keep to my new and different mixes to see what comes out of it... 









February 06, 2012

Watercolor sketches today...








Just a small oil painting...


I did this oil painting some time ago. It just turned out like this, without any expectations or calculated result. There is maybe a simplicity in it that I could keep in my mind. At first I didn't want to show it but then I thought why not...

February 03, 2012

Watercolor figure sketches (6)...







These are 20 and 10 minute drawings. 
I have a hard time to get what I want! I hope it will come one day, with perseverance... 
Time control, colors, shadows and the values together with the proportion pigment/water, are all important... it all seems so complicated in my mind right now. I think I should try to solve one thing at a time.