Sylvia Sleigh for this week's inspiration.
"Feminist artist Sleigh is best known for her paintings of women, and for reversing stereotypes of women by putting men in poses and positions which traditionally depicted women. Sleigh said of her work, "To me, women were often portrayed as sex objects in humiliating poses. I wanted to give my perspective. I liked to portray both man and woman as intelligent and thoughtful people with dignity and humanism that emphasized love and joy."
Sketches using HB Pencil of Andrew
Fra, Pastel on Paper. Inspired by Su Menzies-Runciman
pastel artist www.sumelville.com/
Su has been coming along to the Life Drawing sessions. It wonderful to have such a lovely artist coming along, Su provides workshops in Pastel Art mostly of Animals like this one of an adorable squirrel-
I'm so glad I've got my pastels out, its been a long time.
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Last Thursday we focus on Hands and Feet inspired by George Bridgeman's books for 'drawing from life'
which can be purchased online from here- Abebooks
The Sunday Long Pose
Life Model - Andrew - Acrylic Painting, from our Sunday Session 13th Sept 2020
NEXT SESSION- 18th October 2020 1pm – 5.30pm
Host: Penelope Rose Cowley Model: Fra
Limited Colour Palette Acrylic - Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, White, Grey and Black.
Using Shuttle Art Paints
Last Thursday we explored cross contour drawing.
First we took a look DÜRER, Albrecht (b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg) focusing on 2 studies. I believed both of these studies where formed into etchings for printing however, I was wrong they both drawings using pen, ink and brush work. That said he is famous for his engraving and for more information I recommend on these I recommend viewing this website www.albrechtdurer.org/engravings/
Cross contour drawing is not easy, often the curves are drawn in a horizontally, diagonally and in single or cross hatched fashion depending of the depth of shade and contour required. It takes longer to achieve and requires careful observation and sensitivity to sense how the skin folds, muscles contracted/relaxed and how the bones are structured. Every line and curve describes the complex structure of the form and once achieved makes for a wonderful study/reference that can be used for paintings.
It is fun to practice cross contour drawing abstractedly on paper with pen and ink, drawing lines close together and further apart and changing the curve and structure with each varying stroke in order to discover the affect each line achieves as a collectives.
Study of Hands
Pen and ink heightened with white on paper, 206 x 185 mm
Blasius Collection, Braunschweig
Dürer's painting Christ among the Doctors (1506, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid) was based on a number of careful studies, including this one of Christ's gesticulating fingers.'
Female Nude from Behind
Brush drawing on paper, 32 x 21 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
This female nude seen from behind records Dürer's interest in human proportions during his first Italian journey. The attributes, staff and cloth, suggest that this freely drawn nude study was created from a model. The firmly sketched shape of her body forms a charming contrast with the glazed, freely swinging cloth. The head and cloth are executed with gentle brushstrokes and clearly show a spatially plastic relationship between the figure and pictorial space.'
My studies from the 3rd Sept 2020.
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Penelope Rose Cowley, Artist, Tutor and Journalist of the Human Form.