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Life drawing and painting – exploring colour

A few weeks back I began attending weekly life drawing and painting sessions at the Glasgow School of Art.

The emphasis has been on using colour and it has been eye opening. I find it fascinating that you can paint the human figure in, for example, greens yellow and reds and it works!

Now while I love beautifully painted figures in proper skin tones, there is something quite exciting about a figure with yellow highlights and magenta shadows with perhaps some purple or turquoise in there too.

Yesterday’s painting turned out a bit Matisse like – it’s not finished – the face, feet and hands are still very rough but overall, I was pretty pleased with it.

My favourite bit is the vibrant stripy cloth at the right hand side. Let me know what you think. ğŸŽ¨ğŸ¤”ğŸ˜Š

Pamela

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