My days are so full. Looking at my extensive TODO list is demoralizing but as long as I just focus on moving forward it becomes a lot less stressful.

I’m back to this figure painting today after gaining some better understanding of the volume of the forms. I’m working slowly trying to always think about how the arm or the torso is moving through space. I tend to adjust my value to best describe the volume and place my strokes so they also reinforce volume.

Recline: Moving Forward
Recline: Moving Forward
Moving Forward, setup


  • Session: 1507
  • Work: 1217
  • Width: 16"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2
  • Creative Time:



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Chris 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."