Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Still Life Drawing Class, Level One, Part Three

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



We had three days to work on our drawings although the first day was spent doing four thumbnail sketches of various compositions, horizontal, vertical, cropped and all inclusive.


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.



As artists, sometimes we start with a story about the objects before we compose our picture and sometimes the story evolves as we think about the condition of our set up.


Here is Wendy Wagner 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. 



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


Here is Jason Jenkins finished study of the still life.




Some of the objects were truly simple.



After composing the thumbnails four times, a wonderful wonderful drawing usually happened.



Here is my finished study of the still life.  About half way through the drawing I had a story in my mind about these objects and the condition of their arrangement.  I call this drawing "Habitat" now, because it makes me think of a middle class condition of life.



Here is David Clark's finished study of the still life.












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