I’m thrilled to be studying with Kuhu once more. Her exhibition was a big hit. And while she’s preparing for the next one in March she is giving us a few lessons gratis. The plan is to learn to capture form and the use of colours using Still Life and a model.
A plaster of paris bust of a woman was set up on the table on a red cloth with a black backdrop. On day 1, I added colours in quantities I would never have imagined to an object that is white. I was aware of reflected colours and did notice some pinks here and there. On my own I would’ve added a few strokes of pink to these areas towards the end. We used a lot of red, blue, yellow and black. We also learnt to use a viewfinder to compose.
I was pleasantly surprised to see it coming together today. It needs a few more layers to make the it look like it’s been made of plaster of paris instead of concrete. For a while it was looking human and so I’m excited that at the end of day 2 it is beginning to resemble the bust! I hope you think it looks like one too.