elainedesterreart

original expressionist/surreal visual art.

Artist’s Drawings, quick sketches

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Before drawing poses that last for 1 or 2 hours I often start with a 2 to 5 minute warm-up quick sketch. This is a normal procedure for artists when attending life drawing classes. Often when I’m struggling with a particular pose in a painting I resort to a detailed rendering of a particular feature such the angle of the hips in relation to the shoulders.

Author: elainedesterre

I have been producing oil paintings, mixed media, prints (etching), digital prints and drawings for many years travelling to the Australian outback and overseas for inspiration and further education. My formal education consists of a PhD in painting and a BA in printmaking and my artwork is represented in public and private collections. My purpose and ongoing challenge is to create a gender-balanced and environment-focused iconography within the Western canon of European oil painting. These themes find expression within imagery about time, memory and identity as well as in geomorphology of evolutionary and environmental significance.

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