lesson 7 & 8



in last weeks lesson we worked on a still life - beginning with a layer of white and after it was dry added layers of colour. i was having a bad morning and it took me a while ot get into it but did enjoy the boldness and painting with a large brush - a way i dont usually work.



for yesterdays lesson we were told to bring in a photo to work with. i wasnt sure what to bring in so i bought a selection and chose the lady in pink.

we started off with some sketches to determine the the size of the painting, the format and the composition. i liked how the subject comes up quite small within the frame. i started drawing her ready for painting next week.



we also looked at the work of belgian artist luc tuymans - another new to me artist whose work i really like. he uses a lot of photography techniques in his work (cropping, close-ups and framing). i love the plains of colour and the minimalistic look his paintings have.

5 comments:

hellejorgensen said...

What fun!
Happy new year!!

Handmade in Israel said...

Looking good! You have so much talent, Julie.

Kelly McClorey said...

what a cool photo! i just love it...and can see why you'd want to paint her. it makes me smile. can't wait to see how it progresses. been thinking of you. will email soon i promise! xxx

babelfish said...

I love the second painting, the bold strokes and colours are wonderful! Can't wait to see how the pink lady turns out...loving the developments from your course.

maditi said...

I´ve always loved the lady in pink :)
beautiful work as always.