Friday, 23 August 2013

studies

I had the pleasure of attending the Schoolism Nathan Fowkes workshop in London a few weeks back. Nathan's talk was more than inspirational.  One thing he talked about was studies.

I decided I would make a start on doing my own.  Most of these are from my own photographs although a few are from internet ref/other painters.  My focus is on getting the simple statement down so they are devoid of detail.  These have been so much fun to do.  I am also starting to get a bit of a feel for how to subtly design whilst working from ref.  It only takes a few strokes with the right direction to make a piece much more interesting to the eye.

Next week I am going plein air painting one evening to start up some traditional media ones too.




















6 comments:

Derbian said...

beautifully simple works Jake, very effective

Jon McCoy said...

ooooh! Excellent work Mr Jake!

Badger said...

Lovely work Jake! Someone has levelled up!

ashab said...

really work these do and a complete inspiration and will be doing some myself. Thanks mister

Stu Jennett said...

these are brill , nice work and blog fella :)

clockwatcher said...

Great set, You are making it look effortless, inspiring stuff, I can't pick your brains about this stuff anymore. Expect me to ask more on here! you can't escape that easily!