Friday, March 7, 2014

Uglow Study

My figure painting professor introduce our class to this artist, Euan Uglow. I really like how he paints his figures and I'm trying to emulate it with the painting I'm currently working on in class. Hopefully with more studies of his paintings I can understand the process more.

This one took 30 minutes. I took too long on getting legs "right" so I didn't even notice that the arm wasn't finished.

Sargent Study

I'm pretty annoyed that my figure painting is not coming out in the way I want it to. When I start to think about color, everything feels so muddled and I can't seem to stop myself and re-organize my thoughts. What better way to solve this problem by doing studies? So....I did a study of a Sargent portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt in 30 minutes. I mostly color-picked but did my own color choices in some spots. It feels like a tiny step forward into grasping figure painting but I have to do more, specifically the full figure...