Tuesday, 19 May 2009

La vie en rose


It´s amazing how my attitude towards it has changed since I started my painting classes a little over one year ago. In the beginning, it was a means of meeting people and of practicing drawing, painting, proportions, composition, colour... you name it. A year later, I´m finding myself aiming to solve specific problems I feel I have, like "paint from the inside to the outside". I´m also doing some "homework" prior to going to class, like preparing canvases with a background before having the model posing.

Having painted the background in a very pink tone, it is also fun to realize how helpful it was for me not to have a white canvas, as it helped me avoid the fear of starting and ruining a painting. I call it the white canvas syndrome.

Yesterday we started a series of sessions with a fixed pose, which means the model will hold the same pose for four consecutive sessions. That allows students to really focus on details, proportions, as well as expression. This isn´t my favourite exercise - I like quick poses a lot better -, but I´m definitely enjoying the challenges it brings me. Let´s see how this painting will evolve over the next sessions.

See more pictures here.


Joji said...

Ahhh (Sigh) La cola de Jesús....

Ri said...

está "muy muy bonito"!!!

Billy said...

Joji, que religiosas estamos, no?? ;)

És mega-fofo, Ri! :)

Leti Locatelli said...
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Leti Locatelli said...

I think I have just understood what is my problem when facing new relationships. I have the "white canvas synthom"!!!
Is there a cure for that???? :-(