Thursday, June 07, 2007

Black and White Oils.




I did these two portrait sketches in Stefan's portrait workshop when I visited Vienna in April. Painting in black and white is a great exercise to teach good value control. Painting alongside Stefan is a great exercise to teach good laughter control. We sure worked hard and had fun!

10 Comments:

Blogger Stefan Nuetzel said...

We definitely worked hard and had a lot of fun. I like the painting of Sabine. The little details are so delicate.

It was great that you painted along with us and your contribution of telling great stories at lunch was invaluable. Thanks again!

Cheers...Stef!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Jennifer McChristian said...

Welcome back Andrew!

Wonderful portrait studies by the way. I'm sure painting alongside Stefan must have been a hoot!
Please post pictures of your new studio when you get a chance. Will you have a potbellied stove in your studio space to keep you warm during the winters?

12:44 AM  
Blogger ANDREW JUDD said...

Thanks Stefan.

The fun was all mine!! You are a great teacher and the whole class enjoyed working in this workshop.

Cheers... Andrew

9:54 AM  
Blogger ANDREW JUDD said...

Hi Jennifer.

Painting with stefan is a hoot and a priviledge!
He has an immense amount of enthusiasm and knows what he's doing too.

At this point in time I have no pot belly planned for the studio (except my own) but a fireplace would be lovely indeed. Maybe in the future if I can afford it.

The studio is a skeleton at the moment but I can see the potential. It will be beautiful.

I'll post pics when it's further along.

Cheers... Andrew

9:59 AM  
Blogger Michael Ornauer said...

Hi Andrew,
Stefan told me that one of your portraits was stolen at the course - I think this is the best confirmation for the quality of your paintings! ;)
Cheers,
Michael

1:12 PM  
Blogger Robin Neudorfer said...

A lovely way to study and yet you have created a beautiful image. No need for color.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Ujwala said...

love your work. i guess these portraits were from life? That sounds like a difficult experiment.

1:13 PM  
Blogger ANDREW JUDD said...

Hi Michael.

Yes one of my portraits went missing. I have had it happen before and it is dissapointing.
Yes I suppose it is a compliment somehow ...
I just hope they got some wet paint on their good clothes :)

Cheers... andrew

6:17 AM  
Blogger ANDREW JUDD said...

Hi Robin... thanks. I think this is one of the best ways to hone value perception. I should do it more often

Cheers.... andrew

6:19 AM  
Blogger ANDREW JUDD said...

ujwala .. hi

This was tough. I put my students through the same exercise. When you paint the right values it gives much more substance to the work. (this is true for colour too) I don't need to tell you because you do this well in your portraits!

Cheers.... andrew

6:25 AM  

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