Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My first figure!

I have some classes to finish in an art course I started a while back. The artist who is teaching specialises in figures and portraits, so I decided to use my remaining 6 classes  to learn to paint figures and maybe even a portrait! My teacher said that the best way to start is to copy pictures painted by other artists. I wasn't sure that this was the best way, but decided to go along anyway. I was pleasantly surprised that this is a technique followed by many people. The paintings I am copying are done by a local Indian artist called Fernandes, sometime in the 60s. This is my first attempt, and it certainly came out better that I expected!

8 comments:

  1. I love it and the expression on her face is very calming. Great job!

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  2. Nice job, Brinda! I haven't done figures before, so I admire those who do.

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  3. Very nice job on a first attempt! You should be very satisfied with yourself. Margret's right. The expression on her face and the blue ground have a very tranquil effect.

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  4. It has come out well, very well indeed. I like doing figures myself.

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  5. Thanks so much Margaret, Suztats, L.W.Roth and Marmsk! Lets see where this takes me!

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  6. Wonderful painting Brinda. I've tried following how other artists paint and it truly helps - I try to take ideas that work for me from each artist.

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  7. Beautifully done...1st? Amazing!!!

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