Thursday, March 8, 2012

Afternoon in the Figure Studio

11x17" across the spread in an altered book
Golden Black Gesso
Winsor Newton, Holbein, and Schmincke Gouache

These poses were just 30 seconds to a few minutes each in an open studio life drawing session with a fabulous model. Since the poses are so short, I usually do them in some sort of a montage format. I had this page spread prepared in advance using Golden Black Gesso, and since I happened to have gouache and watercolor with me yesterday (thanks to my new palette setup), I thought it would be fun to play with different gouache colors on the black background. I loved the way it turned out, and my only regret was that I hadn't prepared more pages this way. I think I'm going to prepare some black supports with "glittery stuff" like I used for some of my aquarium sketches, and bring them to life drawing next week. Way fun!

(Sorry about the glare on the right page; I just couldn't seem to get an image without glare on one side or the other.)


  1. I just ran across your art randomly on an art search I was doing for original paintings from studio cleans! When I saw this I was looking to inquire about it and then I read on to see that the piece was merely for your personal sketch... Any chance you would price it? Regardless, you are blessed ;) Cheers! Rachel Green, Chatt., TN

  2. Hi Rachel. Thank you for your interest in my work. This sketch is in preparation for a series I'm doing. The first one, by sheer coincidence, was just posted! It is on my painting blog:

    Best wishes,