Sunday, November 17, 2013

acrylic figure study nov13

One acrylic study... 22" x 15" (full sheet) on paper. This was directly painted onto paper without a preliminary charcoal/conte drawing - I find this a more relaxed way of painting, although this isn't what I always do.

Ref image by kind courtesy of Rens (Rens102 at - many thanks!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

2 pastel studies, old master sculptures

A couple of old master sculpture studies, in two different kinds of pastels - oil and dry.

 22" x 15" (half sheet) hard pastel on tinted paper. Referencing M.J.Ezekiel's 'Eve hearing voices' (bronze).

22" x 15" (half sheet) oil pastel on paper, tinted with acrylic. Referencing Bertel Thorvaldsen's Venus with apple, marble (took liberties with the apple... crop posted just below).

Many thanks to the ref photographers (who are unknown to me) for helping with my studies.