Matisse with Moon truck, watercolor 6 x 8", Maud Guilfoyle 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Meadow III, detail acrylic on canas, 30 x 40" © 2014 Maud Guilfoyle
Always try to paint in the same light your painting will be viewed in. If that is not possible, keep checking your painting in natural sunlight and make adjustments.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Artists at Work, watercolor, 8 x 8" © Maud Guilfoyle
I drew these artists at the Art School at Old Church friday evening with a watercolor brush on stonehenge paper.
If you are at a long pose session and have already moved around the room for different views of the model, draw the artists. As they draw the model they hold a pose also. Putting several figures in the picture plane add an interesting flow to your composition.
Friday, July 11, 2014
It is so easy to get side tracked with daily trivia and loose the light or freshness of your subject.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Orchid Explorer © Maud Guilfoyle, pen and ink, 8 x 6"
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
Dream of Spring © Maud Guilfoyle, ipad art
When I draw on an ipad my finger or stylus glides. When I draw on vellum with tooth and charcoal, there is friction and drag between the paper and the charcoal, which slows my line down a bit. This is the case whether I use vine charcoal or a Generals HB charcoal pencil sharpened to a very fine point. If I am feeling rusty or have not been drawing for a while, I can find my way back to it with charcoal on paper without having every hesitation show.