Andrea was our model today. This is largish 18×24 largely painted alla prima which means first strike. I came prepared to draw and paint in a smaller sketchbook a 10×18 Superaquabee.
I liked the pose so much decided to go bigger. So first break I ran around getting larger paper together. George Dawnay gave me a piece of 90# Bristol paper to start over on. Thank goodness.
All I had were my waterbrushes which would NOT begin to cover that big piece of paper. Robert kindly loaned me his wonderful winsor Newton Series 7 brushes. They are now on my I need list!!
It was like painting on a thinner piece of hot press paper.
Al actually said it looked like a watercolor should. Be still my heart.
This was after the second break. I only painted on this about an hour. It needs more work on the background or not. We shall see.
The pencil sketch went much faster the second time around.
I washed her with cad yellow and cad red mixed. Then I used mostly Quin magenta and inathrodone blue on her for the shadows. A bit of Quin coral for cheeks. Hair Quin sienna Quin burnt sienna and inathrodone blue.
This was the smaller version I did in my 10×18 Superaquabee which loves watercolor. I never quite finished this one.
George Delaunays exquisite pastel. LOVE the feet. He’s a very energetic sketcher. Stepping back and forth to and from the easel as he works.
Drew Murphys large acrylic. He’s also energetic but in his use of brush sticks. Always like his work.
Al Beyer. A huge painting. Love the fabric drape. Always lovely paintings.
Iliana’s lovely oil. Rather Gauginish I think.
Tom Needham’s elegant watercolor done in washes.
Fred still emulating Mondigliani!!