Sunday, May 8, 2016

Always the Figure.

There are so many subjects for me but yes, it's mostly the figure.  So I have to say I've been stuck for awhile.  I do think teaching has interfered with needed growth but it is what it is.  I have needed to help more with the income with a loved one ill and insurance not covering many of the doctors.  And why don't these doctors accept the Affordable Care Act Insurance.  I hope for improvements.  We were forced into our plan.  But in the meantime and on a brighter note I have found solutions!  I do a lot of work in gouache.  AND my husband, Ray Roberts, and I have renewed our attendance to the Open Studio Sessions!  We feel like we have a new lease on life.  Painting the figure from life, there's nothing like it for us.  Just free.  A few examples follow.  Hey!  Thanks for following me!

These were quick 2 minute poses.  I use gouache and a sable round.  This is on a 11" x 14" sheet of Strathmore acid free paper.  I take a lot of pads so I can go from one to the next and the paint is dry by the time I come back to the original pad.

What fun poses! 8" x 10" Gouache

Drawing a lot from life, I can't say enough great things about it.  The lawn bowling club in Laguna Beach is great.  They actually stand still for a minute or two.  And they generally come back to these stances as they go back and forth.  9" x 12" Gouache

There are times when I am not crazy about the pose the group has chosen so I paint the other artists.  Really fun.

Played with color on this one.  This was a 20 minute pose.  The page is 11" x 14" so not big.

And when there's not a figure to paint I find something at the house or on the road.  Couldn't resist the beautiful day outside it was and I love my yard tools.
8" x 10" Gouache