Live Model Oil Sketch

This painting from the live model didn’t turn out so well but believe me, it was much better than what I wiped out before it.

The problem with the first painting, I didn’t take a picture of it, was that I was working much too fast on the drawing. I didn’t establish a good structure to begin building the finishing painting on. It was doomed to fail from the first 10 minutes. So, after about an hour of working, I wiped it out and started new. The funny thing is, that it seems like I got more done by taking my time and getting it correct the second time. I repeat it over and over again to go slow and yet here I am throwing paint around again… One day I will learn I guess.

Live Model Oil Sketch, gestures
Live Model Oil Sketch, warmup

Session Details

  • Session: 1380
  • Work: 1175
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 9"
  • Medium: Oil, Charcoal
  • Location: Whidbey Island fine art studio
  • Art Time: 3
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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