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.

4 comments:

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Enjoyed seeing these spontaneous life drawing sketches, especially as we restarted our Foxley sessions today after the summer break. Sorry about last night - it was too short notice as you supposed. Hope the meeting went well. Look forward to receiving 'minutes' or at least a precis of decisions made. I really fancy the FORUM idea. Is there any chance for NOVA to have a show there?

travelling, but not in love said...

This reminds me of the Rodin cambodian dancers. I like it a lot.....

Swearing Mother said...

Really right, I'd say, Cardinal.

And nobody expected a Spanish Inquisition......

Ha!

knifepainter said...

Thanks Joan,tghe Forum is a possible, still up for discussion.

High praise indeed TBNiL ! Ta very much.

Ah Sweary, again you spot the reference easily......I might have to be more subtle !
Thanks for dropping in. xx