Sunday, April 12, 2009
Graphite on Brown Paper
This work was completed for DSFDF blog set up by Karin Jurick. Instead of painting from a photographic reference that Karin furnishes, she ask the artist participants to draw the entire figure. Her general feeling, and I totally agree, is that too many painters do not know how to draw. Many jump into a painting without having a good drawing on the canvas. And, as I tell my students, there is nothing worse than having a good painting and the buildings are not drawn with the understanding of perspective. The nice thing about drawing is that it takes color out of the equation and the artist has to rely on value contrast to make the subject appear dimensional.