Life Class 6

Oil on paper 16"x12"

Having now found the correct side of the paper, things improved a bit. 20 minute pose or thereabouts. Neck too long and face too dark. Really if the proportions are not right then it doesn’t matter how interesting the palette is, it just doesn’t quite work. Mind you, there are better artists than me – like Derek Batty here in Cambridge – who deliberately distorts the figure and it still looks convincing. Why? Because he knows the figure extremely well. Somehow you know just by looking at his paintings that what he is doing is intentional, not because he can’t draw properly.  Check out his website.


~ by noelgarner on May 15, 2010.

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