A short third

Following the successful conclusion of my second course, I stuck with Michael Mulready for my third. This was a short course continuing the themes from the end of the previous one – starting with another live model:

Next up was a change of technique. Georges Seurat developed pointillism. We didn’t try that, but we did try using very short brush strokes. This is based on a sketch by Seurat for his Bathers at Asnières.

Using this technique and dense dustless charcoal sticks, we ventured outside the classroom to The Scottish National Gallery. This is a detail of the right-most woman in Canova’s The Three Graces sculpture.

Then it was back to class to do another live model. This time, attention was given to capture the background drapes as well as the model.


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