Friday, February 28, 2014

This month we started a new approach to still life.  We kept our set ups simple.


We knew we would have three days to work on this particular charcoal drawing.  We spent the first day working out the composition in four thumbnails sketches.


Here is Linda Denin's finished study of the still life.


Here is Hope La Salle's finished study of the still life.


Here is Lynn Snyder's finished study of the still life.


Here is Dale Longstreth's finished study of the still life.


We used but three objects and drapery, and spent more time adjusting the light.


Some of the objects were truly simple.


As artists, we ought to start with a story about the objects before we compose our picture but sometimes the story evolves as we think about the condition of the set ups.  Our four thumbnail sketches helped us find various compositions, horizontal, vertical, cropped and all inclusive.


Here is Wendy Campbell's finished study of the still life.


Here is Paul Worley's finished study of the still life.


Here is Angelique Benrahou's finished study of the still life.



The drawing of a still life is usually much more beautiful than the actual still life.  This is because we interpret the gravity and the light as it appeals to our senses.



We used but three objects and drapery, and spent more time adjusting the light.



Here is Kathleen Moore's finished study of the still life.


Here is jason Jenkin's finished study of the still life.



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