Archive for Nude

The Emperor’s Concubine

Posted in Fantasy, Oil Painting, Woman with tags , , on August 17, 2015 by Angie Coleman

The Emperor's Concubine

Oil     26″ x 26″

I promised photos but my older model computer and poor internet connection on the road made that unrealistic.   Then the photos I took proved to be good references for paintings but nothing more descriptive, certainly not the awe-inspiring images I was trying to capture.   Restlessness grew into a crisis of orientation that made me dissatisfied with every piece of art I worked on.   I finally began to question the ways, big and small that I am still chasing someone else’s idea of art instead of my own vision.   At core, I am as enthusiastic about art taking me exactly where it has in mind to take me as it seems to be in taking me there.   I knew the ‘crisis’ had passed at least for the time being when I went into my studio and started this painting.   Maybe this signals that it’s time for a change in direction.

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Standing Pose

Posted in Live Model Study, Watercolors with tags , , , on March 30, 2015 by Angie Coleman

Nude

Watercolor     24″ x 18″

From Memory

Posted in Live Model Study, Oils with tags , , , , on September 5, 2013 by Angie Coleman

From Memory
“From Memory”
11″ x 14″
Oils
Another example of a quick model sketch I did a number of years ago and finished ‘from memory’ recently. The original work had just enough information for me to complete the study. In doing this work I am concentrating on finishing the painting to aesthetic considerations, not trying to remember the details about a person I worked with briefly years in the past. In all of my paintings I come to a point where previous studies, reference photos and all such materials are put aside and I finish the painting according to what the work requires in order to make a good painting.

Summer Pose

Posted in Live Model Study, Oils with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Angie Coleman

Blue Hat 5 x 4
“Summer Pose”
Miniature Painting
5″ x 4″
Oil on canvas

4 – 26 – 2013

Posted in Colored Pencil, Live Model Study with tags , , , , on May 3, 2013 by Angie Coleman

April 23

“4-26-2013″

9″ x 12”

Colored pencil on toned paper

4 – 5 – 2013

Posted in Graphite, Live Model Study with tags , , , , on April 9, 2013 by Angie Coleman

4 - 5 - 2013

“4 – 5 – 2013″

9″ x 12”

Graphite and white pencil on toned paper

3 – 22 – 2013

Posted in Graphite, Live Model Study with tags , , , on March 27, 2013 by Angie Coleman

3 - 22 - 2013

“3 – 22 – 2013″

14″ x 11”

Graphite and white pencil on toned paper