Friday, February 19, 2010

First guest artist - Daniel Peci

When I originally started this blog it was with the intention of posting 500 nude paintings (or sketches) within a two year period... but I gave that up as unsustainable, I found it was not a goal I was focused on. I still adore doing nude figure studies, but I also adore other subjects.

I'd love to introduce you the reader to other artists in the figure painting field, I'll get to the 500 nudes by means of my scant posting and those of other figure study painters.

There are so many fine figure study artists that I had a tough time choosing who I wanted to introduce first, eventually I selected Daniel Peci.

Daniel Peci lives up to the goal I set for myself in the beginning - he frequently (almost daily) posts a new sketch or painting like this one:

6.5" x 8.5" pastel on paper
See his original post here: Daniel Peci

I love the sensuality of this sketch, it has a very classic feel about it, it's beautifully executed, and I love the model!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Oil wash sketch

Oil wash sketch - oil painting by Stephen Scott Oil was sketch
Oil on canvas covered board
22 cm x 31 cm

Ever week a bunch of us get together to paint a lovely lady in the nude (well she's nude not us!)
Figure study is very intimidating, there so much stress involved - the painting has to look like the model and it needs to make her look good - it's the least I can do in return for the privilege I have of her posing for me!

This little painting was done during a once off session and was done as a sketch using paint and a paint brush instead of traditional drawing medium.
The effect is very much like that of one of those old sepia photos.

I find that this is a very hard way to sketch/paint because it is almost impossible to make a correction - if there is an incorrect line trying to erase it will only smudge the paint and it will never be restored to its original white!

Here's another beautiful example of this method - Oil wash sketch

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