Saturday, January 30, 2010

Coffee on a winter’s beach - Oil Painting

Coffee on a winter’s beach - Oil Painting - Stephen Scott
Oil on Board
21 cm x 25 cm

On the same day as the beach couple strolled out along the beach hand in hand this lady had made herself comfortable in her camping chair. The day was far from beach weather, but it was the best weather we’d had in a long time – after weeks of rain this day of partially cloudy with scattered sunshine was the best day of the month... and it was weekend!

The beach was busy; a motley crew of people were attracted to the sea for whatever flimsy reason (I can't remember why we were there) – one thing we had in common was that we all had our best winter woollies with us, either wearing it or tucked under our arms… and some of us had coffee, a whole thermos of it…

We fled the beach an hour later as thick, dark clouds headed towards us, we gave up the beach for our own coffee in front of the fire at home.

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Reclining Figure – Red hair and creamy skin

We’ve had this model sitting for us before, but I have not published a painting of her yet (still need to do some touching up) - I did publish a pen sketch of her a couple of weeks back - see the sketch here.

She’s got longish, curly red hair, creamy white skin and she sits beautifully… and for some reason I am very pleased with the way her knees were captured. There’s more detail about the painting and a bigger image over at my figure study blog.

It's got a similar feel to the Girl on a Persian carpet from last year.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Sleeper on the train - pen sketch

Sleeper - Pen sketch
felt tipped pen on paper

As I've mentioned before; sleeping is one of the most favored pastimes on the train, especially on a winter's evening. What's nice about the sleepers is that they sit still for longer than 5 minutes.... well mostly.

This was a typical evening on the train, it was late (about 6:30pm) and the end of a long day at the office. I felt the same way, I wanted to snuggle in and sleep, but I have a fear of waking up in the train terminal in the middle of the night with no way of getting home, or worst waking up with drool dripping from your chin and three strangers staring at you...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sleeper on the train - pen sketch

Pen sketch - sleeper on the train - stephen scott
Pen sketch - sleeper on the train
Pen on Paper
Sketch book

I carry my sketch book with me all the time - there's mostly only three things that people do on the train: read, text or sleep.

This lady tucked herself in, clutching her bag with her hood pulled up as high as possible and crashed.

This as with all the sketches in my book, is done with felt tipped pen and the drawing is done quickly (under 10 minutes)
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Warmup - Oil sketch of old man.

oil man - oil sketch by stephen scott
Oil sketch of Old man
Oil on paper

This painting was done as a warm up and as an exercise in tonality. The painting took about 25 minutes.
It's rough and there is no attempt at refinement (it was an exercise after all) but the sketch captures the character of the man.
If I were to do a final painting I'd love to keep this very loose/rough feel.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The thinker - Pen sketch by Stephen Scott

the thinker - pen sketch by Stephen Scott
The Thinker - concept sketch
Pen on paper
10 cm x 10 cm
I had a bit of time to kill while waiting outside home affairs the other day, it seems this guy had as much time as he wanted. He calmly pondered life from his perch on the steps of a utility entrance while we scurried around stressing about ques and bureaucracy!

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