Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fresh off the Easel, 4 step progression demo!

Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Final Step 4.
Finished for now!, "Yet untitled", 18x24 oil on linen panel

This painting was done after my recent three day workshop, "Figure in the Landscape".  We had a different model for each day of the workshop.  This was the second day....the model was on break between poses and I clicked off a couple of shots with my digital camera.  The images were very inky, but with my recent memory of the situation and demos completed, I was able to get a reasonable representation of what I saw that day.  It's always fun to paint the model from life in other than studio situations.  I don't do it enough....I plan to do more of this type of location painting!  I haven't posted on my blog in some time....I apologize for has been a very busy time of year.  I will try to do better!  Thanks for listening to my ramblings. 


  1. Beautiful gesture of the person, and tree and ground textures have a good rhythm to them as well!

    1. Thanks Judy....this model is very graceful in her movement....I just tried to be honest in my interpretation.....appreciate the comment!

  2. Hodges... why do I prefer no. 3 over the final rendition? It seems to have much more contrast in the tree and brighter shades of the model's dress. Or is it my imagination or perhaps the camera didn't get the best shot of number 4? It was great meeting all of you Light Chasers last month at Phillippi Park. Jane Kirschner

  3. Hi Jane, nice meeting you also. The difference between 3 and 4 is subtle....mostly an adjustment of the shadow values to keep them from being inky. The camera shot will be better once varnished....still an oxidation issue. Thanks for your comment.....Hodge