Here are a couple of acrylic life studies I’ve done recently. I thought it was time for change as it seems that the flower paintings are upsetting the pigeons. I used a wash of medium toned emulsion I found in the paint shed as a background.
On the top one I was using flat brushes trying to build up texture with layers of warm and cool. A pity about her right foot. I cant believe I checked it a couple of times, still its perfectly formed, even if I say it myself.
On the bottom one I used minimal tones to create form. I liked the way the model sat with her head looking down. The trouble was she started to shift in the chair and despite trying to get her to resume her initial position she continued to rotate, so the great light on her right hand got very confused.
Other figurative paintings are on my website grahammcquadefineart.co