Life Class 1
I arrived well in time to set up my easel and gear so that I could start painting the moment the class began. About 8 people turned up and they were all drawing with charcoal, pencil etc. on paper. And so we began the session with 3 minute poses. Here are my first two attempts at the figure in five years, in 3 minutes in oil!! The colours I had were a great help actually, because the four pale colours could be more or less used from the tube and mixed directly on the paper.
The lighting was interesting too. Large windows off the the left were admitting a bluish light from the direction of King’s College Chapel which was just across the quad, and to the right of the model was a warmer spotlight reflecting off a white surface. With a number of short poses, followed by a maximum of 20 minutes poses, I got through quite a lot of sketches in two hours, some of which I’ll post in the next few days.