Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Back to Portrait and Figure Studio, Sept3, 2015

I haven't been to a portrait and figure studio for over a year.  It was good to get back and see artist friends.  It has been a long time since I've seen most of them.

I brought my always-packed painting backpack and a small folding camp table.  I wasn't in the mood to carry a lot of equipment.

We had about two and a half hours to sketch since the model had to leave a bit early.  I drew a pencil sketch with a number two lead pencil and laid watercolor washes on it.

 The sketch is about 8 by 10 inches.

Hayner Cultural Center has asked us to put up an exhibit in their art projects teaching room so when I returned home I looked through old sketches.  Below are the two I framed for the exhibit.

This is in a 16 X 20 frame and is painted with Atelier Interactive Acrylics.  They dry more slowly than traditional acrylics.  Another three hour sketch.

This is a small watercolor sketch, about 5 X 7, in an 8 X 10 wood frame.  I don't remember whether I painted several little paintings that day but I probably did.