Select original artwork and custom watercolor and sumi paintings are available for purchase here, via my Etsy shop. You can focus your search by clicking on your favorite Gallery on the right column. Custom archival giclee prints of the Floralscape paintings in any size that you see on this site can be ordered by contacting Sandy directly or through various online galleries on my LINKS page. Paintings are professionally photographed and masterfully printed on watercolor or matte paper, and now on stretched canvas! Thanks for shopping!
Orignal Sumi Painting, 25% OFF SALE! Life Drawing, female, nude, woman, figure, profile, black and white, brush & ink, home decor, wall art
The brush danced over the paper with expressive, but less precise gestures to capture this pose of a young woman lifting her hair to embrace the day, or evening over a tangle of crossed legs.
This is an original sumi painting, not a print. Sumi ink on white rice paper mounted on masa to flatten the paper and bring out any subtle washes. Signed with my signature. Delivered with foam core backing, wrapped in a protective sleeve ready to frame to match your decor. (The copyright notice is to protect this file and is not part of the original artwork).
Image size 9" x 11" unframed
Painting and drawing from a live model is a way for me to react spontaneously to a subject that is right before my eyes for a limited period of time. There’s no planning, revising or refining. The results are often a measure of my ability to focus in the moment and react intuitively to what I see through quick choices of brush lines and shapes. The results can be very exciting and surprising.
I’ve been doing figure drawing from live models since my fine arts studies at the University of Colorado. There I earned a BFA in painting and drawing in 1971. I took on the challenge of representing the humanity of the model while trying to render accurate and expressive proportions and began to understand why this exercise is a staple of art education and a basis of painting throughout art history. I try to keep in practice especially when my career as an illustrator is lacking in creative projects. (http://sandyhaight.com) During the shorter poses I use my sumi ink and materials and have found this to be my new challenge! I’ve been trying to find a way to reveal the figure with a few suggestive strokes to represent the pose and the vitality of the model. The shorter poses are always the most dynamic and expressive and lend themselves well to sumie.
I’ve been using watercolor and ink brush line in my illustration work for nearly 20 years, but in a much more controlled and predictable way. My pictures appear on book jackets, ads, posters, logos and packaging all over the country and Canada. If you’d like to see my world of client driven projects, check out my published artwork at http://sandyhaight.com. My Watercolor Life Drawings, Sumi Figure drawings and watercolors are on my fine art web site at https://sandyhaightfineart.com. I show my work in the Seattle area.
In 2012 I qualified to become a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). The initials now follow my signature on newer watercolor paintings that you can see in the Floralscapes section of this shop.
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