Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Geraniums by the Window

The reference for this still life is from the WDE of Febuary 1 2013 that was hosted by  artbyjune/June. Took the reference to my workshop. Oil on canvas 29 x 41 cm from a canvas block ...

click to enlarge

Here are "work in progress" photos.

 click to enlarge

click to enlarge

Jugs with Fruit

The reference for this small still life is from the WDE weekend drawing events on wetcanvas. This from WDE of January 11 2013  hosted by  JEFrantz- Jean.. The is a small 21 x 29 cm oil on canvas from a canvas block.  Took the reference to my weekly workshop class in B&W so the coloring is my imagination.
When I thought I was finished, Heleni, said it was correct but looked more like a still life exercise... parve... and said I should try to put some "soul" to it.... didn't take a photo of the first stage..Heleni said it was an improvement and could have had more fun,,,

click to enlarge

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sculpture Drawing

Portrait of Mrs. Vitali
statue by Manzu

Among the blogs I follow is the Daily Paint Works.... this week their challenge is to Paint a statue... Last year I did two paintings of statues by Marini Marino  but they are not kosher to post because of the rules that state only work after the challenge is posted.  Just a plain graphite sketch in my brown paper sketch book...23 x 30 .. which may develop into a painting This statue from a photo in book on the Italian sculptor Manzu. .

Friday, March 1, 2013

Nudes from Marini Sculptures

These painting were done from some photos of sculptures by the Italian artist Marino Marini.  Actually I majored sculpture about a million years ago.... but now I am doing more sketching and painting. His sculptures are inspirational. as I was working on the painting with the palette knife it almost felt as if I was back modeling clay.

 Oils on 40 x 60 cm stretched canvas using the palette knife. Limited palette.

 Dancer  done in 1949
click to enlarge
Nude  done in 1935 (detail)
click to enlarge