Sunday, October 7, 2012

Long Pose

As Level 1 concentrates on quick gesture poses, I stop in to see how the upper levels are progressing with their long poses.  The Level 3 bunch are in the middle of a three week pose, using a limited palette of cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue, black and white. Their model is illuminated with artificial light while in the adjacent north-light studio, it is exciting to see the Level 4 group using different mediums and seeing the different stages of the painting.  Josh Breslin is blocking-in the grisaille setting the stage for a full color expression as can be seen in Fellow Lea Wight's painting.  Fellow Alisyn Blake's drawing focuses more on subtle value changes as Fellow Rob Goodman"s drawing searches for linear expression of the forms. 

I enjoy seeing artwork in the early and middle stages because it accesses the thoughts of the artists.  What do you find helpful when you see studies in theses stages?

Rachel Pierson

Judith St. Ledger-Roty

Mary Orr

Noelle Wister

Dan Mahlman

Barbara Moquin          

Josh Breslin
Lea Wight
Christina Rose

Sakiko Shinkai
Monica Bean

Rob Goodman
Alisyn Blake