Study and Model from a Painting
- Select a worthy painting by a known artist that includes figures.
- Study the composition of the painting: lines (thickness, direction, etc), values (lights and darks), shapes, position of figures.
- Draw a basic sketch of the painting to determine what you will incorporate into your own painting.
- Use the basic composition to create a new painting or drawing of your own with some of the same lines, values, and position/number of figures.
You may want to change the setting of the painting to a more contemporary scene and include figures and faces of people you know.
Below are some sample paintings with simple line drawings. Feel free to use any of these if they are of interest.
Our next meeting will be held on August 27 (Tuesday).
Please bring your new painting and an image of the painting you’ve studied.