Artists Statement

I paint as often and as much as I can. I take classes when I can afford it, but the money usually goes to buy more art supplies. This blog is to share the results with you! I am a Work in Progress.

Dianne Lanning Fine

Monday, January 27, 2014

A few sketches (working on those faces) and one new painting:

Just an eye and part of a nose.
Christmas, New Year's, etc are past now.  I've been having trouble with values, time to buckle down and work on it. I got myself some tan drawing paper, dug out my white charcoal, graphite, and sanguine charcoal. This forces me to really find the darks and the lights. Having no models, I've been sketching from the TV. You can pause Netflix!

Sketch - old movie
Once again, trying to get more angles and positions to work. This was from a movie in the late 1940's. She had a very chiseled face, an interesting jaw line with a very long neck. I overdid the neck, but it wasn't my focus.
The photo flash hit on the white a lot more than is real. Still trying to more angles and positions. The neck does not work yet.

Acrylic - over lit by flash
Have to keep painting too, can't be all drawing. I have no teacher to tell me I'm wrong about that!