Sunday, May 30, 2010
The usual quick 2-5 minute warm-ups leading to longer poses up to an half hour. A little egg timer gives a feeble ring at each session's end.
I grabbed a batch of papers and rag boards from my studio that were colored with left-over oil or acrylic paints. I've got loads of them in various textures.
The model's prop cane lent a theatrical aspect to some of the poses. And to play a bit I invented an imaginary boudoir setting behind the reclining nude. That was the lengthiest pose at 35 minutes.
Monday, May 24, 2010
I DID THIS after watching Ethel Merman belt something out on Youtube. The close-ups were a little scary! Technique is mixed aquamedia brushed and stenciled.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Here's how I do it:
I do a line drawing of simple shapes with a fine rolling writer pen or other hard ball-point. I press hard into the surface of rag board; it's a scrap from my mat cutting. Next I rub over the surface of the drawing with oil pastel. Finally, I load a brush with watercolor and flow it into the pen grooves which are free from the oil pastel. That gives us the batik/resist quality to the line.
This measures about 5 X 7 inches. I scanned it and use these mer-man 'tiles' in some of my unique collages- I'll post one soon.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Watercolor and colored pencil for some of the details...about 9 inches square.