Thursday, June 13, 2013

From Out of The Clouds

June 13, 2013
    Went home for lunch and proceeded to test the naked truth hypothosis: do paintings increase in quality if done in the nude?

    Of course, this is not completely new to me. When I attended the University of Arizona in the mid-sixties, I encountered my first nude study class. For some reason I thought the UofA had it backward:

Here's a quick gesture sketch done today, starting with the big toe:

And here's a study I whipped out after lunch:

Daily Whipout: "Out of The Clouds"

Were these done in the nude? Do they look any more intense or better than the other Daily Whipouts? I'm not telling, yet. See if you can see the transition or the difference.

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."
—Oliver Wendell Holmes