Hi, This week end was extremely hot around Madrid (38°C or 100°F), too much for a plein-air painting. We spent anyway our week-end on the road finding some futur spots we could paint next september. We crossed a Sierra in the north called "Sierra de Rinçon"where the variety of colors and shapes reminded us many impressionist painters and also the "Sainte Victoire Mountain" from Cezanne. For the people living around, it's the road called "GU 123"and "CM1002" between "Torrelaguna" and "Casa de Uceda". Today, sunday, I had the pleasure to see in Madrid a beautiful exhibit about Van Gogh's last works. The last seventy days of his life, he made SEVENTY paintings and around THIRTY drawings. I enjoyed to see the ones presented at this exhibit.
The subject of my post is based on a two years old sketch. I colored it saturday evening just for fun and finally got something I wanted to show you. Guillaume.
Hi everyone, two drawings selected from my last life drawing session. They were done in ten minutes with a brush pen (the one with cartridge). One the second sketch, I was studing the surface of light and shadow, trying to define a circulation from one to the other. I didn't block the shadow with black ink, I was more interested to see how the quality of lines can described the frontier of light and shadow.
After a few days fighting with my pastel painting (see the previous post to apreciate the monster I had to dominate!), I'm coming back with this mutant, half done on location, half done in studio and half sketchy, half "something"(Argl! a four half beast...) But it was a very interesting experience, especialy when you take off the pastel from your paper with a large and hard brush: the result is a ghost painting you can re-use as canvas for your corrections. Many thanks to Jared for his advice.