WEDNESDAY COURSE 25 JUNE 2014 – KEITH VAUGHAN PAINTING FROM LIFE: STUDENTS’ ARTWORK

A really successful day, spent drawing and painting from a committed and agile model, Richard. Looking hard at Keith Vaughan’s male studies in pencil and paint, and asking Richard to pose a dozen times (and to remember each one) provided ideas. For the exploratory drawings which were such a success today, the artists used tone for a single figure composition, preparing a painting surface with black acrylic paint over a pale ground. After that, ambitious and revelatory compositions emerged from overlaid line drawings. A Vaughan palette was mixed, developed from a new colour triangle of Blues, Violet and Ochre. Essential ideas underpinned all the work: The nature of space in painting. The use of sometimes ambiguous, yet always compelling multiple figures, either facing or away from the viewer was a favourite Vaughan device. His stated aim, to represent the tactile presence of a figure without resorting to classical techniques of anatomical paraphrase, led us to explore imaginative solutions (never imaginary).

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