The next step

I have worked from the live nude periodically since the early 1970's. This blog starts in my second year of working almost exclusively from the figure.

In the fall of 2015 I reintroduced still lifes and an occasional cityscape into my painting repertoire. Rather than abandon this figure blog or start a new one I decided to just add them to the conservation.

All drawings and paintings posted on this blog were done entirely from the live model.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tough Angle

Sometimes when the model gets into pose at a group figure session you are presented with a less than optimal vantage point. An angle where you just don't have much to work with. If the room is crowded moving to find a better view isn't always an option. So you have to make the best of it.

Nude Study, oil pastel on toned paper, 7 1/2" X 11", 2016

While potentially frustrating I think these situations are actually good exercises. They force you to look harder searching for areas that might yield some interest. If you can turn an awkward or tough view into something even mildly interesting just think what can be accomplished when you are presented with a more prime vista.


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