Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dreamer 8x10" oil #126

The reason I love to do these very quick figurative oil studies is that the model only poses for 5-20 minutes and for me to capture any kind of realistic image, I have to work really fast and not think. When I think too much I start to fuss at my painting and I inevitably create problems with the painting. There is definitely a reason for doing longer poses, even poses that are repeated over several days, but I don't have that kind of opportunity right now, so I am trying to get as much as I can from this exercise. The better I get at capturing a position, the body weight, the proportions, and the values, the better I will be in getting spontaneous poses on the street. There is a terrible glare on this. I tried to rephotograph it, but it didn't come out any better. I will try again later in better light.


  1. I think you did a marvelous job on anatomy and proportion. The color is really nice, too. I also find limited time to be really helpful. Keeps you from overthinking, alright!


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