Thursday, February 20, 2014

Material - A Work in Progress

Today the theme for the still life class at KAGS was fabric, drapery and hanging clothes. We were fortunate to have a wide variety of materials, skirts, wraps and even a hat. To give the still life a little added interest we placed a large glass goblet in among the materials.

I have always enjoyed creating the folds and shadows on fabric, it is time consuming to get it correct; but the final result is well worth the effort.

It took most of the class to block in the various materials and the major folds as well as indicate where the highlights are placed on the materials.

It was the last day of the Abstracting from Life show and while I was looking after the Gallery I was able to paint a little of the background behind the materials. Having taken a little time away from the drawing I know I will have to do some more work on the hat as it doesn't quite look right and the glass needs to be leveled.

I will post this painting at a later date once the drawing is fixed and more of the painting has been completed.