Friday, June 19, 2015

Gestures in Red and Green

 Drawn this morning, from life.

Burnt umber pencil and watercolor in sketchbook, about 5" x 8" each.

14 comments:

  1. Love them both! I did my first session of life drawing last week and realize it will take me ages to reach the economy of line that I would like. Beautiful sense of repose in the second one.

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  2. Thanks, Najma.

    I'm just back from vacation, trying to get used to the time zone.

    Capturing a figure in a one-minute or two- minute pose, as the first of these was, takes a lot of practice. It also helps me to draw small, just because it takes less time to make a shorter line.

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  3. Like the dynamic line work structure enclosing brush stroke forms..

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  4. Wonderful movement created without going into detail !

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  5. Thanks, Anthony, Jane and Karin.

    Got back from Edinburgh a week ago. Finally feeling at home in this time zone.

    I think it's something about changing time zones abruptly twice in relatively few days. Readjusting to home time tends to be tougher.

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  6. you really pulled it off in the first drawing - all swing and sashay

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  7. If only we could all manage to do what you do with a gesture of mark making in any media. You amaze me Jean.
    I love the organic feel to your work.

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  8. Thanks, Julie.

    I'm having fun with my teeny box of watercolors, about 2" x 3", and a big sumi brush. So far, I've completely ignored the teensy brush included with the watercolors.

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  9. These are stunning Jean! Did you say Edinburgh? I love Scotland.

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  10. Thanks, Katherine.

    Since my trip, I love Scotland too.

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