Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A New Substrate Wood

I was discussing with Reuven about the possibility of painting on wood panels. I was thinking of buying but he told me to look around there are lots of reusable panels to be found. He also promised to bring me some that he had seen. So far I haven't seen any coming my way but hope that that will change.

I found a small piece of masonite and with two pieces that Reuven brought I started my journey on this new substrate.

WIP I
12 x 16.5 x .75 "
Oils & Cold Wax
Collage

WIP I
12 x 16.5 x .75 
Oils & Cold Wax
Collage

I was quite timid because the boards had interesting and beautiful markings so I kept putting on and rubbing off.

Second Stage

Here I added some new pieces of collage but mainly did hand drawing on the substrate, and investing negative spaces.
WIP II
12 x 16.5 x .75 
Oils & Cold Wax
Collage

WIP II
12 x 16.5 x .75 
Oils & Cold Wax
Collage


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Following Up On an Urge

Did you ever get an idea while doing other things? An idea that you would like to follow up on later and you never do. Well, this idea has been running in my head since the class on figures a couple of weeks ago.

In the middle of what I was doing, I finally decided to "follow up".

WIP
34 x 51 cm
Gessoed Cover of Watercolor Pad
Charcoal Rubbing 
Crayons Oil stick 
click to enlarge



Saturday, January 6, 2018

Workshop A Day of Sketching

This week we really had a treat. A new instructor Ariella Goldman, was going to bring a model and instruct us in drawing the human figure. Well the model got sick and there was no time to contact another so Ariella brought a head and child's dummy to sketch from, and we took turns posing.  We had basic instruction on the measurement of a human figure, and tips on measuring. It was the morning of my fall and I almost didn't go, but glad I did. I am going to have to find more opportunities to do figure work.

I started using a 2B pencil but quickly changed to a charcoal stick.
All were sketched on newsprint 35 x 50 cm.