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Figure Study

figure study
graphite pencil on paper
cropped detail, 18 x 24 inch paper

This is a recent study of a 3-hour pose. This was the last session of my Tuesday figure drawing with Michael Markowitz's 23rd St Studio. The next series of classes starts up while I am away for the month of July doing landscape painting in upstate New York but I'm hoping to resume in August.

Update on the "Big Still Life" a.k.a Bottle Collection:

I got a great tip for dealing with dust that has already dried into earlier layers of my painting, and spent some time today wet-sanding the surface. It was deeply satisfying to get all the grit and imperfections out of the painting and now I have a surface like glass!

UPDATE Jun 5: I made a new post here about the wet sanding process.

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Reader Comments (3)

Thank you for that info Sadie: one of my paintings in particular has the problem you described and I was thinking of destroying it even though I do like the work I have done on it. Now I know what to do.
Thanks for the feedback in previous post and one more point: I don't like noisy blogs eg too many different fonts, all over the place with side columns interfering with the view of the art as though it is secondary to the selling of it. r.

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrahina qh

Thanks for that info, Sadie! Good to know! Love this figure drawing!

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat Aube Gray

That is a great tip. Thanks! Have fun on the landscape painting trip.

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Elder
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