This week are our last watercolour 3 classes. Today we looked at some young artists working in a more stylized, graphic form of portraiture: Laovaan, Agnes-Cecile, and others. This style generally involves a detailed line drawing-- often of young, gorgeous models-a traditional rendering in watercolour of the shadows,facial forms and features, then a more vibrant, loose treatment of the hair, clothing etc. Lots of bright, juicy colours, drips, splatters and unfinished edges...
Here are some of our studies:
And here we are hard at work...
This week the watercolour III class is looking at a "loose and fluid" style of watercolour portraits. The artist that we looked at to represent this approach- and provide inspiration- was Ted Nuttall (USA). Here are a couple of images of his amazing portraits:
We did some small studies in this style -- note the dabs and use of non-local colour- before starting larger paintings (to be completed soon...) Here are our studies:
Pretty amazing eh?
And here are a few more:
Not only are these "students" doing fabulous work, they are such fun and wonderful people to be around! Lucky me!!
Feeling like spring!
It's Valentine's Day, and it definitely feels like spring here on the west coast. Buds, bulbs and birds springing out ...
In the studio we are starting the portrait portion of the WCIII class... very exciting. Using mannequins initially to draw head- proportions and angles etc.- and then will try 3 different approaches to portraits in watercolour: 'classic', loose (in the amazing artist Ted Nuttall fashion), and stylized (in a more graphic, colourful fashion).
On my easel- I have finally finished up a couple of commission, and another 2 acrylics (one will be submitted to our local art gallery's Member's Show next month).
The class with John Schevers was wonderful , and although my piece didn't turn out as we expected , I have done several other small works -- 8x10" on wood-- in this style. Totally love them!!
More wonderful student work--- in progress...
and painters drawing, and painting...