Monday, August 10, 2009

Yoga Gesture Paintings

I've been reading some of Charles Reid's book on rendering the figure in watercolor, The Natural Way to Paint. Today I had a short time to try out his exercise in painting figures in action without sketching first in pencil. The skin tone is made by mixing (either on the palette or on the paper) raw sienna, cadmium red, and either cerulean blue or cobalt blue.

I took out a couple of yoga and pilates books to find figures in action, and quickly did some gesture paintings while Eamonn had "quiet time" (not actually all that quiet, ahem).


  1. I particularly loved these: of course you are always so talented, that they are all interesting - also loved the one of Eamon drawing in chalk...