painting has been my passion for over 30 years and
figurative painting has become a feature of my work.
They help to created movement, scale and give character
to a composition. By introducing them into your work
could be the hallmark to success.
demonstration I am using Arches 140lb extra rough
quarter imperial paper size (15” x 11”). My limited
palette is raw sienna, burnt umber, burnt sienna, light
red, alizarin crimson, windsor blue (green shade) and
french ultramarine blue. I use a size 14 kolinsky sable
round pointed brush for all of this painting.
Use all parts
of the brush to give varying effects and dare use a
larger brush than you normally would, this will help you
eliminate the temptation to fiddle and help render the
shape more effectively.
the figures keep the pencil drawing marks to a minimum
so that improvisation of the brush stroke can be made.
Consider the pencil lines as guide lines only and not
painting by choosing a colour theme and always decide on
the direction of light from the beginning. Changing
these at any point in the painting will cause confusion
for you and the painting will not be consistent.