I am doing a bunch of very teeny studies to enhance my understanding of values and temperatures. Small paintings help you to learn more quickly, as you can churn out more paintings.
I love to sketch people and sketching figures in oil is one of my favourites. I love the loose painterly, incompletness of a sketch, leaving the rest for the viewers eyes to fill in. These sketches are all tiny: 5″x7″, therefore I suggested the facial features on only a few. #oilsketch #figuresketch #quicksketch #figures #beachfigures
I loved the casual pose of the model and how the face is left to the imagination of the viewer. It takes me to my childhood, in Nigeria, when I got hold of The Arabian Nights and I spent many hours reading the book. I have left it in the unrefined painterly state.