Last weeks results

As I am writing this I am rolling down the road from Paris south west to the French Atlantic coast, where a friend and I will spend our Easter break traveling with a tiny camper van surfing and painting. (More surfing on his part I'm afraid) the weather forecast looks awful, and I am praying it'll clear up. Painting in the rain is difficult. 

Finishing things up before the break had us busy at the school and I just want to share in pictures what the results are.


In painting we had a clothed model set up this time.

I honestly didn't like it too much but tried to do my best. It's still drying and I will take a better picture later as the glare didn't allow it now. 

 

  "At the foreign café", oil on burlap canvas. 100x95 cm

 "At the foreign café", oil on burlap canvas. 100x95 cm

I finished early and got to jump over to the drawing set up of the second year students. I've been eyeing it from the start with the urge to paint it,because it was such a funny Russian looking set up. When I finally got to it I had to be very fast and did this one in 4 hours. But I managed to do a quick big sketchy portrait of her and I am quite happy with it. It was so much fun to do it. I also need to take a better photo once it's dry.

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For drawing I got to do quite an interesting one. I had toned the paper with coffee, that gave it the warm yellow tone and then I drew on it with sepia, charcoal and some chalk.

I think it looks like a retro ad for art supplies, haha.

  "The disillusioned artist" sepia and charcoal on toned paper, 100x 80 cm

 "The disillusioned artist" sepia and charcoal on toned paper, 100x 80 cm

I also finished a little early here and then did a free one after. Very different. My teacher liked it and said "for a sketch, not bad!" It might be the one drawing I actually like, even though technically it's not developed enough. I sim,y like the mood and expression of it.

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 "James' late night creative rush" 50x70 cm, charcoal drawing on coffee toned paper

And this one is also of James, the steeled version, done during the evening course. I'm supposed to finish something on the calfs and will see that I get to it. 

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seated figure drawing, sepia on toned paper, 80x 90 cm