Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A new color study

I recently went on a trip to see the museums in Boston and was really struck by the Sargent and Zorn paintings at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum and Abbott Thayers at the Boston Museum of Fine art. I enjoy working out these little 4 x 6 color studies pre-painting and trying to capture a similar type of fresh painterliness.  I especially like the colors in this one.  

Scott Waddell Workshop at Grand Central Academy

This was a fun painting workshop where we focused on how to paint color and form on the figure.  First we drew the model with graphite, then we transferred it to a small 3x5 sized piece of linen, and did a color study.

After practicing with the color study, we enlarged and transferred the drawing to a larger panel.  Mine was a 16x20 sized stretched linen from Utrecht.  Here is the finished result.

I especially enjoy the looseness on this section of the painting.