Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Chiaroscuro female nude drawing

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"Chiaroscuro" 24x12 inches white pastel
It has been quite a while since I've drawn a female nude and I'm very interested to working on the skill of drawing them so now is a better time than any to start again. I've gotten so used to paying attention to every undulating form of the human body so it'll take some practice to notice some of those subtleties beneath the surface of soft features.

Vein hands Maxfield Parrish style

watermarked image - "Rita Foster Art"

"Veiny Hands" 8x12 inch pastel
I've always been an admirer of Maxfield Parrish's work and the way he'd use warm lights along with cool shadows to produce a certain mood and I wanted to get some practice in on this concept. My love is not so much of landscapes but anatomy or the human body so I just tried to combine the two things I love involved in art.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tendons of the Hand Pastel Drawing

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"Tendons" 11x17 inch charcoal
The intricacies of the hands are quite intriguing for me to draw. It fascinates me to draw them while keeping in mind what the undulating forms really mean as I shade with the white chalk. The bones, the muscle structure, veins, tendons, and how they all come together to create as much emotions as a facial expression can evoke.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Chocolate Labrador Pastel Pencil Drawing

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$300-click for info

"The Labrador" 11x14 inch pastel
This is probably the first time I've used color in quite some time. It's also the FIRST time I've tried to used color in pencil form. I'm dabbling slowly and trying to get the hang of it before I dive right in so you may see some more posted here soon...especially since I received a sweet set of pastel pencils as a gift recently! I used Orange, Indian Red, Black, and White.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Red Mackerel Tabby charcoal pencil drawing

watermarked - "Rita Foster Art"

9x12 inches

Though hard to tell in a black and white drawing consisting of faber castell pastel and wolff's carbon pencils, we have a red mackerel tabby cat deep in thought gazing out the window...

I have had a bit of an obsession about drawing hair and fur lately and want to improve at it and understand the way light plays a roll when falling over furry creatures..

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hogwarts Castle Gouache Painting


I painted this up for a friend last year but am just now getting around to posting it. This was one of the most challenging pieces I've done in gouache just because of all the architectural elements and mossy rocks. I am missing painting more and more lately...

"Art by Rita Foster" in lower right hand corner is a watermark