Popular Posts

Saturday, March 12, 2011

update on pastel figure

Been working on and off today on this pastel. Still more to do !

Pencil drawing of the figure/pastels

The figure

I am working on a series of figure pastels. This is the beginning based on life drawing session Wednesday at Sielgman's Gallery in Sugar Loaf.,NY. I start out first by drawing the figure in pencil then transfer the drawing to a sanded pastel paper.


Cubism as seen through the eyes of a non 3D artist. For someone who works primarily on a flat surface drawing and painting it was a stretch to do this guitar out of cardboard. I first saw it at MOMA in the Picasso guitar show which is still on exhibit. Heidi Lanino Bilezikan, a very fine artist, generously let me photo a sample of her guitar sculpture work for me to refer to.

As I worked at putting this together it literally helped me to see outside the BOX. I had to turn it look at the view from different perspectives not just straight on.