Tuesday, 23 September 2008
our two main weapons are......
speed and surprise !
Sorting some work out earlier, I stumbled on this from a couple of weeks ago.
All three are obviously quick sketches, and are not hugely accurate. For me, the speed and vibrancy are the thing here. I often struggle to get that feeling of life and movement into large finished paintings.
Maybe the answer is not to try. Working with pastels, on big sheets of paper, is really working for me at the moment.
The format of the class also helps. The clock is ticking, the pose may be only five minutes long. You can't mess about, so getting on with it instinctively yields results that are either really wrong, or really right.