Observation – observation – observation.

My Life as an Artist (2)

As I mentioned yesterday, I was fortunate enough to go to art college in the early sixties when life/figure drawing was a key element.     In fact, there  is no better way to hone observational skills than to work from either a nude or draped model.   

I am really glad to see that this traditional way of training the artist’s eye is now coming back into vogue.   About time:)    I highly recommend that anyone interested in honing their observational skills sign up for a life drawing/painting class.  

Note that in this watercolour, I am again using the same techniques as shown in my tutorials.     By applying juicy paint into the negative space surround the model…..the model is revealed.     All the white you see in this image is dry white paper.    

Twenty minute watercolour from Boathouse Studio series.   

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