Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Sculptor Jo Part 3: Reinvention

Following on from the obliteration of Sculptor Jo last week, this week I decided to take a gentler approach. Instead of last weeks acrylics I decided to use oil pastels, with the emphasis on drawing. As an artist I have a strong bias towards my own personal vision of a subject. All artist have this bias to a greater or lesser extent. The aim with these drawings was to try and focus on the subject, rather than leaping straight into the picture building stage which I'm so fond of. The first effort is an attractive drawing, but not a very good portrait. There isn't a strong likeness. The second portrait is better. I have two more sessions with Jo to try and improve this.

Sculptor Jo first effort (above) oil pastel portrait.

Sculptor Jo second effort. Oil pastels on paper, A4.

Sculptor Jo sitting for the class.


Sarah said...

Beautiful work!! I do love life drawing work!! My husband gets really tired of me going - uhmmmm hon could you stick your arm out like this...... LOL. Sarah

Sheila said...

Wow... love the unique color palette! I also appreciate you posting the actual setting for the drawing session.

Anonymous said...

Second one is definitely much better. Especially the eye.

A Cuban In London said...

It's a fantastic born out of patience and labour. I am so pleased to be a witness to your artistic process. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Luke: I also appreciate that you not only showed the two side by side, but when you show the process of your paintings. I think you paint portraits beautifully!

P.S. I agree that the second one is more striking in every way.

Protege said...

I find it very difficult to draw portraits. I have never made one that I am happy with. I prefer motion in pictures.;)
You have a wonderful sense for colours. Your art has an upbeat aura about it.;)

Anonymous said...

You are very talented. Amazing work! I love all the colors you use in all you paintings.