For a hot summer day, it was a chilly but very productive day inside at the U of Guelph Gross Human Anatomy Lab.
I was in for a day of studies for my own personal enjoyment, and enjoyment it was. The great staff there gave me lots to chose from but I focused on the arm today. I was particularly interested in the beautiful way the forms of the muscles weave and intertwine from clavicle and scapula down to the finger tips.
I took this opportunity to bring in my watercolours and a stretched board to give it a first ever attempt to paint in the lab. I’ll leave it to you to decide how successful it was.
Between washes on the watercolor study, I did some studies of the same arm in a foreshortened rotation looking from the fingers towards the shoulder.
I return in a few days with my students and then have another day to myself the day after. As always, I am looking forward to the return and more work. It goes without saying that the body is endlessly fascinating no matter how you study it.