Friday, November 27, 2009

Seated Nude - Second Painting

Seated nude - original oil painting by Stephen Scott

Seated Nude - second session
(secondary Painting)
Oil on Board

I'm fond of having a second painting on the easel as a secondary painting, this keeps me from overworking the main painting and also serves as a testing ground for colour and tone for the main painting.

Sometimes the secondary painting, as in this case, is as nice or better than the main painting. The last pose with this model is next week, hopefully I'll get them both finished in the final two hours.

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Seated Nude - Main Painting

Seated nude - original oil painting by Stephen Scott

Seated Nude - Primary painting
Oil on Board

This is the second last session on with this model, next week we race towards completion and I'm feeling the pressure. Both this painting and the secondary painting are small works, but they have consumed many hours so far!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Seated nude - incomplete

Stephen Scott - Seated nude - oil on board
Seated nude - Oil on board

I seem to be specializing in incomplete paintings at the moment... my day job has been keeping me from painting. I've been on deadlines and had an extra work load; but that's all over (for now).
Last week we erected a wooden 'cottage' in the back yard which will be my studio, so far it's a shell with all my art stuff crammed into it and it's going to take another week before I'm up and running there.
Hopefully I'll move some of these 'incompletes' to FIN.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Seated Nude - Charcoal on paper

Seated Nude
Charcoal on Paper

My workload on my day job is seriously messing with my art time... this is a quick sketch on paper. It's a new model, and she is lovely!

Friday, September 25, 2009

New unfinished work - seated nude

seated nude - oil on canvas - stephen scott

Seated nude - in progress
Oil Canvas - Large

She's back! One of my favorite models.
We started a new session with her on thursday night, she's got an incredible figure and she sits like an angel. Hopefully this painting will not turn into the disasters that my recent paintings have mutated into.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Seated nude - oil on canvas

Seated nude (Oil on canvas) by South African artist - Stephen Scott
Seated nude
Oil on Canvas

Again the same model, but in a slightly diferent pose and in oils. It's a lovely painting!

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Seated nude - charcoal on paper

Seated nude - charcoal sketch by South African artist - Stephen Scott
Seated nude
Charcoal on Paper

It's been a privelage to work with this model, she is lovely... and the results were very pleasing!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nude in white robe

Nude in white robe, oil painting, Stephen Scott
Nude in white robe
Oil on stretched Canvas

She was a lovely model, older than the others and a mother, but still a very lovely model.

Modeling for us was the first time she modeled for an artist group, and she did it fantastically. It is a pity that she can no longer model for us, I'd like to have done more of her.

Pink Bikini - Oil on board

Pink bikini - oil on board - painting by Stephen Scott
Pink Bikini
Oil on board
20cm x 15cm

I've cheated here... or is it more a case of artistic license? The figure here never existed as is, it is a composite of a few reference photos with the gaps filled by my imagination. The painting was an exercise in light and painting with tones.
I enjoyed the contrast of the bright blue sky against the warm flesh tones of the sunlight figure... or is it the other way around?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Reclining Nude on a Persian Carpet

This is one of those paintings that I just fell in love with! (which seems a bit egotistical since it's my own painting)

It was a simple life study that works. The brush strokes are bolder than my normal style and the detail is in the suggested shape.

The model is a pleasure to work with; not only is she beautiful, but she's also got a natural understanding of what the artist expects of a model.

Reclining Nude on a Persian Carpet - Oil painting by Stephen ScottReclining Nude on a Persian Carpet
410mm x 300mm

Standing Nude - oil painting - Alla prima

Standing Nude - Alla Prima
Oil on canvas - 25cm x 36cm

This is from the archives - which in my case is a pile of paintings that have been stacked away in a dark cupboard, mostly of unfinished paintings and paintings that desperately deserve to be shredded... finding this one was a nice little surprise.

The model for this painting was a lovely mother of one in her early thirties, she decided she wanted to try modeling for an artist group - we were very happy that she chose us. She has a lovely figure and a very pleasant manor.

The paint on here is very thin on a canvas roughly primed with gesso, it's the texture in the gesso that you see, not really the brush strokes.

The painting was completed in one two hour session so the size was a perfect fit for the amount of painting time I had available, any bigger and it would have looked incomplete - smaller and it would have looked overworked.

Reclining Nude

Reclining Nude - oil on canvas board - stephen scottReclining Nude
Oil on Canvas board
300mm x 225mm

This little painting was on the easel at the same time as 'Reclining nude on Persian carpet' - I've found that at times it is a very good idea to have a smaller painting available to work on so that I don't over paint the piece I'm working on.
In this case the smaller one was where I tested my colour mixes before applying it to the bigger painting; colours and tone need to be caefully mixed before applying.... as it turns out it turned out this experiment, or side project, became one of my favorites.
The painting has an alla prima feel to it, but it was done over about three sessions with the model.

When I listed 'Standing Nude' on a local auction site... I accidentally loaded the image of the original 'Reclining nude', which was already sold in March!

To my amazement it was snapped up within hours of posting it; I had to cancel the auction, which left my buyer disappointed. I offered him this painting as an alternative - he accepted two days later he had the painting an I had the cash.

I've got to get this model to pose for me again... she's lovely!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Alice... again

This is the last session we had with this model.

She'd come to the session after session of a completely different kind: she spent the afternoon drinking at the local pub. Not knowing this we set her up in a standing pose... she spent the evening swaying from one side to the other... and it was impossible to get her back into the correct pose after every break (which were frequent).

During the course of the night I did 4 sketches; this was the best.

200mm x 300mm
Pastel Pencil on Canson paper
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Elna 8 & 9 - November 2008

This is the lovely Elna, she blew everyone away the first night she posed.
She's got fantastic figure, no doubt about that, but it's her attitude that blew us away. She's been posing for other groups since she was 14, and the experience shows - she is the most confident model we've had in the time I've been painting.
These were painted in the first session with us. I put up two canvas boards, to try two different compositions. Only one was meant to be painted, but I was having so much fun painting that they both progressed to a point of completion. I love both of them.

This was the 'final' work

This was supposed to be the sketch or practice painting... but
I enjoyed it so much that it continued living past it's
intended life span.

Chronologically she should not be here... I'm going to jump between older and newer paintings - I'm behind on updating.
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