Bargue Drawing practice – 11/03/16

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Needed to take a break from my NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) work and do a little drawing. I’ve written over 10,500 words in the first three days of the writing challenge and just needed to clear my head. There’s nothing better for that than a Bargue drawing. I’m still trying to work out how to get the darkest darks to look right and I’m beginning to think it’s impossible with graphite pencils. I think my next drawing is going to be charcoal and we’ll see how that goes.

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Bargue Drawing practice – 10/29/16

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Just a quick practice session this evening. I’m going to have to get the most out of these short sessions starting on the first of November. November is National Novel Writing Month and I’ve committed to 50,000 words before the end of the month. I figure I’ll be spending at least three to four hours a day in front of the computer in writing. I intend to keep these drawing sessions going and hopefully see a lot of improvement by December, when I can get back in front of the easel.

 

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Bargue Drawing practice – 10/28/16

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I think I spent WAY too much time on this one. If I never see another foot, I’ll die a happy camper. I think I’m getting better at these, though I do see a couple of minor errors in this one. The biggest problem I had reaching a point where the paper had been rubbed so much that it wouldn’t take any more graphite, so I never did get some of the dark shadows as dark as they needed to be. I’ll have to keep working at that.

Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

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Bargue Drawing practice – 10/26/16

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Another afternoon spent with Charles Bargue. Wanted to do a little bigger piece in terms of what I was depicting. Nothing special, just an afternoon spent with a pencil in my hands.

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Bargue Drawing practice – 10/07/16

I’ve been doing quite a bit of drawing lately and have decided I really need to think about getting some more videos done. So, here is today’s effort. This is done from one of the Bargue plates that can be found all over the internet. I like the simplicity of these plates, in that they are just light and shadow, mostly just black and white. I know that some atelier students will work for upwards of forty hours to complete one Bargue drawing, but I just don’t have that kind of time and patience. So these are more for a quick drawing practice. This drawing took approximately one hour and was the second drawing of the day. Look for more in the future.

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Day 27 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

27-solace-01bSolace
©2016 Dave Casey
10×8″ –  oil on linen panel
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Wanted to do another abstract portrait and this is the result. This would probably be an awesome painting if it was larger. What do you think? 16×20″ maybe? I’ll have to think about that. This small painting is for day 27 in the 30-in-30 challenge.

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Day 22 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

22-wip-03bOcean Breeze (WIP)
©2016 Dave Casey
16×20″ –  oil on stretched canvas
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I’m still working on this one. I’ve added a few seagulls and at one had a channel bouy in the painting. I didn’t like the looks of that bouy, so it fell victim to the palette knife. I still have a bit of work left to do with this one before I’m going to be satisfied. This small painting is for day 22 in the 30-in-30 challenge.

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Day 26 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

26-wip-03Ocean Breeze (WIP)
©2016 Dave Casey
16×20″ –  oil on stretched canvas
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I thought I could get this one finished this afternoon, but it was a bigger challenge than I thought. I am laying off for the evening because I’ve decided that it needs a couple other elements and I’ll need to let it sit overnight to dry a little before I can put them in. This small painting is for day 26 in the 30-in-30 challenge.

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Day 21 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

21-wip-03-studyOcean Breeze (study)
©2016 Dave Casey
5×7″ –  oil on canvas panel
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I am working on a larger version of this study. I just wanted to get some ideas down before I tackled the larger one. This small painting is for day 21 in the 30-in-30 challenge.

Also, it was bread baking day. Mmmmm … a nice cinnamon raisin bread. The house smells great this evening.

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Day 25 in the 30-in-30 Challenge

25-peaches-01Pretty as a Peach
©2016 Dave Casey
5×7″ –  oil on canvas panel
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Still playing a bit of catch up here. This small painting is for day 25 in the 30-in-30 challenge. I will follow this post with the one for day 20. I cooked up a peach pie tonight and decided to carry that theme over to tonight’s painting.

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