March 6th – April 17th, 2015 “Figuratively Speaking” The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will open a unique exhibition featuring artist Claire Kendrick, March 6 – April 17th. “Figuratively Speaking” is a series of oil paintings and sketches which studies the human figure. Each year the curatorial committee select artists to exhibit and as study of the nude figure has long been at the heart of traditional education in the arts, it is an important exhibition and shows a
12″ x 12″ | Looking Up | Oil | CJK If you are interested in Figure Drawing or Painting consider attending – One Day Figure Workshop at St Augustine Art Association. It’s an open studio session, no tuition.Live Model SessionIntermediate / Advanced artist’s Date: Monday August 19th, 2013 Cost: $35 Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm Lunch Break (12.30 – 1.30) The model ( Rebecca ) will be in a sitting / lying position with backdrop and props offering textural and color
which is most concerned with the essence of the pose, and an economy of means in its representation, rather than a careful study of modeling of light on the form. You’re letting the pencil roam freely and quickly in order to capture the model’s movement For some artists, there is a calisthenic logic: just as an athlete warms up before exercising or participating in sports, artists use gesture drawing to prepare themselves mentally and physically for a figure drawing session. The fast
“Corners of my Mind” 8″ x10″ | Oil Sketch | CJK These oil sketches were quick fire sketches – done with the kind of abandon one should shoot for especially when working with a model and under a time pressure. Don’t think too hard, just paint, and respond with intent, be alert. Unfortunately I got wrapped up in a larger canvas and longer pose, it lost the energy the spontaneity it became overworked, it’s a wiper now painted
Aqua Nude| 18″ x 24″ | Oil I will often explore a pose over and over, finding something different each time. When painting the same subject several times; often I change the scale of canvas, lighting or proportion. Painting in themes allows me to explore a subject deeply. If you would like to follow the studio sessions, consider signing up for my newsletter.