Saturday, November 14, 2009

Abstraction from Model

First our instructor, Frank, showed us a demonstration of painting in fauvist style, then abstract style. He stressed that the forms you take from the model will be more engaging and developed than ones you invent.
The model was very hard to work from as she wore a large had with her head down, and it wasn't sunny today, and her dress was made of mesh that overlapped and was ragged, and I could not really see distinct shapes for most of her. So I focused on her legs and arm.
And despite my best efforts it is marginally recognizable.

For an idea of the variation in the interpretation of the assignment, those three small paintings are all different students work from today's model.

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