- I was to write about Spring. It’s one of those things people write about when they have writer’s block. (Can I claim that as a blogger?)
- New growth, crocuses and other Spring flowers blossoming amongst the dry underbrush.
I’m taking a class in figure painting as a prerequisite for graduate school. My professor, Manel Lledos, is a considerate, thoughtful and overall excellent instructor. While he does not paint realistically in his own work, nor do I, I am learning to paint the figure realistically. It requires perceiving and replicating numerous nuances of color.
After a number of drawings, our first project was to paint our 12 inch mannequin, showing the planes and shadows with the paint. On the side of the canvas, is a scale of color ranges, from very light to very dark.
It’s a lot harder than it looks and my classmates and teacher said I did a good job. Painting a real figure is a whole other thing. I’m learning to see some more.