Tag Archives: Body Language

Finishing Up on Backgrounds

Last week I took a workshop on integrating figures with backgrounds. We used our personal photos as the reference and with watercolor on white paper. I learned a bit about the emotion of color and brushstrokes, but had trouble recognizing … Continue reading

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Backgrounds

This week I am taking a workshop to learn how to integrate figures with backgrounds. The idea is that the body language of the figure should be amplified by the rest of the painting. The background should be suggestive without … Continue reading

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The Polite Listener

It was so nice to be at the gallery and paint a live model, even if the poses were only for twenty minutes. The model was awesome, on the older side, and had a way of looking at us while … Continue reading

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An Expression of Concern

I was able to join back with my figure drawing group today and it felt great to work for three hours with such an amazing group of artists. It may only have been that the strong light flooding the model’s … Continue reading

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An Old Story

What could be nicer than two old friends chatting away a pleasant afternoon? I liked their relaxed body language, one sitting up and explaining while the other is leaning back, deep in his chair. It had the look of two … Continue reading

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In the Hallway

This is the last of the large sketches I did this past Thursday. The model, in red, posed with a kind of waiting attitude and I imagined that she looked like she was standing in a long line. Later when … Continue reading

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An Epidemic and a Flower of Hope

Today at my sketch group, our model worked hard. When it was time for her last pose, her tiredness showed and I was reminded of a woman I see occasionally at an underpass near our home. The woman has companions … Continue reading

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