2014 was the year of paint, colour and canvas. Hard work, but bloody good fun. I’m mostly pleased with just about everything from this year. Which is high praise indeed from me.
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The tentative plan for next year is to play. I want to stick to paint (or colour at least) but try out lots of different surfaces, sizes and techniques to see what happens. I fancy some big chinese Sumi-e ink work which will be a real challenge, and its not colour, but I should be able to work with tone. Maybe dabble in watercolours, but most of all I want to try acrylics on a bunch of different media – wood, home stretched canvas, metal even… who knows. Will be fun finding out.
Really like the first one here, muffed the drawing a bit at the start with the legs being too short and the arms too long, but whatever…
Second pose is always shorter (40mins as opposed to 1hr) so I tried to use the BG colour for the shadows to save time.
I suppose the takeaway from tonight is that not watering down your acrylics like I had to for the Coldharbour painting is the way forward…
Addon 31st Mar 2014: Its good. The more I think about it, the less I care about how anatomically and proportionally correct the drawings are. More free, more better. In your face anatomy…! I WILL be free from the tyranny of realism