Saturday, September 28, 2013

Work from today, Tina's approach

I need to back up and post from 3 weeks ago, or further.  I joined a group of painters that hire a model every Thurs. evening and paint for 2 1/2 hours.  It's a blast.  These particular paintings are from a photo I took of one of the painters!  She has great chiseled features, and makes for a great model.
They were done 3 days apart.  I realize the one on the right has the eye to high.  Pooh.  I like parts of each one.  I guess I need to try again.  The one on the left was started with a wash of ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.  Thus, complexion is very dark. I did a complete value painting first.  Then while it was still wet, I added color.  And lost my lights.  The one on the right, I started a 100% different approach.  I watched Tina Garrett paint and she uses a Richard Schmid approach, starting in one small area and working out from there.  So the eye was the first thing I painted....on totally white canvas.  And the board is a homemade job, and slick as a gut!  Not so good.  Not making excuses, but the surface sucked.  From the eye and painted the negative area around the profile.  I couldn't stand not having more information!  It's tricky.  I need to take a workshop with Tina!

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