Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another Butler Model Session




This was done in watercolor, from life, in about an hour and a half. It was nice to do more than a head portrait. (Notice how I didn't have to worry about her facial features... so I could concentrate on the body proportions) I had some people ask me how can I work so fast. It really is practice. I teach my classes quick drawing techniques, simple plumb lines and shapes to look for... and it must have sunk in for me. I do demos for my classes. I figure they don't want to watch me paint the entire class time so I have been "practicing" drawing fast so that they can get to their own work. Every few days I am doing a demo... that makes for good practice! And again, a quick note, our model was very sweet and a big thank you to her!
Check out my Etsy shop

9 comments:

Charlene Brown said...

Thank you for the quick lesson in quick drawing. It will be a while before my results are nearly as successful as yours though.

Gary Keimig said...

practice does make perfect. This one sure bears testimony to that. It came out just great.

Debrosi said...

great painting. wish i could do it in an hour and a half. that's impressive!! :)

Diana Marshall said...

Well if I lived close by I would certainly be coming to you for classes, great painting in water color too.

Dean H. said...

Wonderful quick study, Maria!

marcia furman said...

Very nice! :D

CONRAD said...

Love it Love it

David Larson Evans said...

Talent and practice makes this a successful effort.

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful study! The model looks so relaxed...Watercolor scares me to death but you certainly know how to command it! Thanks for visiting my blog and bringing me to yours! I will be back often!