One more fun Tue night with the figure drawing/painting group in Oakland. Hannah was the lovely model, and though this small painting has anatomical mistakes, I like its simplicity. Watercolor can be simple or complicated, and I am practicing minimalist paintings when it comes to figures. There’s a freshness to the colors in my trusty Daniel Smith triad, and it’s especially nice when the puddles of color dry into interesting shapes while still suggesting the human form. I am particularly inspired by the New Yorker artist Barry Blitt who does wonderful watercolors (his website is great: www.barryblitt.com/). It was a costly evening, though, as three of us had our cars broken into, right outside the door. Nothing valuable lost except money out of my bank account for the window replacement deductible. He was interrupted even though not nabbed.
watercolor, pen on paper