Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Life Study of Jim

To get back to pictures.
Here is a piece that I did of Jim, one of my favourite models from the United Arts Club drawing session.
Jim has a terrific burly physique and an imposing presence as a model. (I always thought he looked a bit like Henry VIII) In the bar after the session though, he's a charming, fun kind of guy with a great fund of anecdotes.
This was done at the first long life session I had attended after years of frustrating short (max 30 mins) poses, and it was great to get a chance to use my oil paints rather than drawing with pencil or charcoal.


Sadami said...

Dear PJ,
I really love your life drawings. Oil is very interesting. Thank you for sharing the wonderful work.
Kind regards, Sadami

PJ Lynch said...

Thanks Sadami,
My technique in this painting of Jim was a bit hit and miss, but I still really like it.
I was using linseed oil and turps and sloshing it all about. Now I tend to use the oil paint almost as it comes out of the tube...thinned just a little with Liquin.

Anonymous said...

As always, you capture light so masterfully. This painting is marvelous. And you're right -- there *is* a hint of Henry the VIII about the model. :-)