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  10 October 2005
Pixel Colada Pixel Ninja, your stuff rocks!

Here's from a night class from years ago, of a pregnant model.

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  10 October 2005
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Sheff,

Somehow missed your post ~ good god, gouache??? Isn't that the medium artists are forced to use in purgatory? I respect anyone who can master that medium ~ yeek!!! For me, watercolor + gouache = pain and suffering. The one time I used gouache was to create swatches in Richard Keyes' color class, and it was enough to drive me to distraction. Eventually they found me in the corner under the table, rapidly rocking to and fro and eating gouache with my hands...it wasn't pretty! I've since had therapy, and stick to the occasional oil pastel.

Pinoy McGee,

Nice stuff! I always like to see a solid oil / life painting! Yours is quite nice...do you like Lucian Freud much? One of me favorite painters, 'e is. Thanks for posting!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  10 October 2005
Huy Pinoy,

Nindut(maganda) imong painting, dong! Nice to see someone else posting here as well.

Rebecca,

I never had Richard. Someone told me he was intimidating so I ended up having Mary 3 times in a row. In retrospect, I wish I had taken a class with him.

Also, I've never been to Purgatory. I'm not much of a skiier. I've only skiied once in my life and that was with Dwight Harmon. Do they not sell oils and acrylics in Purgatory?

Gouache rocks. It's truly a mobile medium. I'm kind of using it right now to deal with my weaknesses in oil as I have similar problem issues regardless of what medium I use.

The thing I like about water based medium, or at least the way I use them, is that I try and let them do what they want to do on the board. I try not to 'force it.' The nice thing about oil is that it 'obeys'. But also the worst thing about oil is that it 'obeys.'

I look at it like ballroom dancing. As the man, you can lead the woman all over the floor, but sometimes you wind up with a woman who has 'personality' as opposed to a woman who just follows your lead. The woman with personality, does what she wants to do within the framework of the man's lead, but in doing so, she makes the man look good in the process. A smart man leading a woman with personality will tone down his moves so that the contrast will show off the woman more, i.e. it will seem like he is bringing this out of the woman. A man who is a beginning dancer or a control freak might be wigged out by a woman with her own will and try to corral her into doing what he wants as opposed to doing what she feels is 'natural.'

As a woman, what I've been told by my dance partners, is that there's nothing better than a man who is a great lead. There is an electricity when you dance with someone you've never danced with before and if you both have enough dance mileage, that instant trust or 'connection' can be better than sex. As a man, when you run into a new woman who trusts your lead, without question, that's a real confidence builder. In that sense, I try to 'lead' the paint, but also I try to let it do what it wants to do for me. I try to let it show off it's personality. I try to let the really basic stuff slide to the back of my head and I focus on the feeling I get from the model and I try to carry that through in the painting. To me, this is no different than getting a feeling from song and trying to carry that through in a dance with a partner.
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  10 October 2005
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Sheff,

You do know I'm kidding about 'Purgatory', right? At any rate, Richard was one of the best teachers I had at ACCD, and I keep in touch with him a bit. His brain is rather larger than average, so generally I just shut up and let him enlighten me. I guess this is what people think of as 'intimidating'. I was the same way about that design teacher, Bruce Claypool ~ I never took his class, because I felt utter fear.

Interesting dance analogy. I tend to think of painting with traditional media as a fight at which I am almost always trounced by the medium!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  10 October 2005
I too was kidding about Purgatory. My people got conquered by the Spanish, so I'm riddled with Catholic guilt.

If that didn't happen I could eat a hot dog on Good Friday.
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  10 October 2005
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Sheff,

ROFL, I think that's the funniest thing I've read in a while!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  10 October 2005
Rebecca: Matter of fact, I do like Lucian Freud. I have an art book of his. His nude painting of his adult daughter is kinda unsettling to ponder, although it's a tastefully done piece of course. I was curious to find out about his blindingly white pigment that he use and was dismayed to find out that it's a very toxic form of white paint.

Pixelcolada: salamat kabayan Hey, I'm into gouache too. Looking forward to more of your works. Cheers!
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  11 November 2005
posted in wrong section...oops!
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  11 November 2005
Here's a pastel portrait from my drawing class. It looks so weird when I take a picture of it :(
I had to stop working on it because my ingress pastel paper broke.
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  11 November 2005
Met my first 'stickman' in class. This is a nightmare of a model. He kept getting up to go to the bathroom or do that Mike Tyson thingie with his neck. All the girls tried to keep a straight face. Rembrandt soft pastels on Rembrandt pastel paper.
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  11 November 2005
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QS,

I like this one quite a lot ~ it reminds me a bit of German Expressionist work, of which I am a fan! Check out the work of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner when you get the chance:



http://www.artchive.com/artchive/k/kirchner/kirchner_self.jpg

I love particularly their use of blocky color and graphic style ~ it's not something to imitate, necessarily, but there is a lot to be learned from them!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  12 December 2005
Hello,
already posted this two works in the "life drawings" thread but Rebeccak suggested me to post them in this thread. Sometimes such a huge forum may be a bit confusing The first one is made with oil paint and the second one with acrylic.



 
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