Figure in the Landscape at the Clark Art Institute

I’m not the only one who likes painting landscapes with figures in ’em!  The Clark is hosting a class instructed by Jaye Fox for five Monday afternoons.  I’ve taken the first two.  It’s not a traditional class with lessons, but a very individual consult type arrangement, with painters spread out across the grounds, and Jaye walking around to each painter to advise on the specific painting.

My two class efforts are below:  The straw sculptures around the grounds are so magnetic….I couln’t resist.  I will work on that painting again, the next time the light is similar.  The second one is from yesterday and depicts Jon and Anna playing chess.  Sorting out the perspective of the picnic table and deciding to lose a trash can in the original composition were very helpful highlights from the consultations with Jaye.

Both are oil skethces on birchwood plywood, 17 July 2011, 12″ x 16″.  The one of Jon and Anna is finished (since they said they’re not coming back to model again!), the other is not.

Jaye’s partner, Thor Wickstrom, completed three sketches while I did ONE!  They were terrific.

I am so attracted to these straw sculptures, that I have another painting going from the mornings on my own, which I hope to finish in the next couple of weeks.

1 Response to “Figure in the Landscape at the Clark Art Institute”

  1. 1 levhardware
    July 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    looks great! was very fun modeling while playing chess (even though i know I didn’t hold very still). corresponding art bitch comic coming soon. I love you!

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