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!
Original Watercolor, 25% OFF SALE! female, figure drawing, life painting, Woman, semi-reclined, bed, home decor, wall art, neutral & color,
- Watercolor On Arches 140 Lb Cold Press
- Foam Core
- Certificate Of Authenticity
I don't do many figures with background filled in, but this one has it with a dark value to contrast with the light filled figure with my signature passages of light interweaving the warm and cool rendering of the woman's body as she lounges in an alert position. The diagonal composition gives this painting a dramatic presence.
This is an original watercolor painting, not a print. Painted on Arches watercolor paper it is delivered protected in clear acetate backed with foam core, ready to mat and frame. Artwork is signed and includes signed Certificate of Authenticity. (The copyright notice is to protect the listing only and not part of the artwork).
Image size: 15" x 11"
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. (My illustration style can be seen at 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 sumi. You can see some of these in another section of my Etsy shop. As the poses get longer I work with watercolor and get the wonderful results that you see in this shop.
In 2012 I qualified to become a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). The initials now follow my signature on new watercolor paintings that can be seen in the Floralscapes section of this Etsy shop.
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