Friday, July 17, 2009
6 X 6 oil on masonite SOLD
Here's this month's submission for Karin Jurick's DSFDF.
This man has such a great face...makes me wonder
what he's thinking. I've been wanting to do an
African-American portrait because the skin tones are so
wonderfully warm and complex and this exercise has
whet that appetite even more. It was so nice to use deep
magentas, purples, blues, greens and all sorts of reds.
Aw...Rats! I saved the reference last week and painted
without rereading her post. Now I see it was supposed to be
all about the figure. Too late. Kinda hard to show the figure
in a head & shoulders view. As self-discipline (punishment) I
will do some excruciatingly hard figure drawing to make up
for it and hope Karin isn't rolling her eyes too much at my lack
of attention span! I seem to remember being the spacey little
kid drawing a squirrel outside the window when the class was
supposed to be drawing flowers in a vase. Bad habits die hard!
Posted by Gwen Bell at 2:50 PM