Sunday, October 26, 2014

This Painter's Week

WHITE TANK TOP TARGETED--with reluctance. Transporting a large painting with large areas of forever wet white can be hazardous to clothing and car trunks. A blue tank top would have been wiser for this class exercise--BUT DULL--which opens  the topic of more painting friendly styling by the artist, the photographer.  The Venetian Technique is about control--and it begins with what the subject wears.

White Tank Top drys faster on the clothes line. 

GERRY WITH A G, A FRESH FACE, was appreciated at daily free hand practice.



BRUTUS, THE PIT BULL WHO LIKES TO CUDDLE was too.

 


SARGENT REVISITED with a piece of white chalk:  Beard begone!

 
 
MICHAEL, EMERGING FROM FLASH SHADOWS SCUMBLE BY SCUMBLE


 
I will never use a flash photo ever again as a reference.  I will never use a flash photo ever again as a reference.  I will never use a flash photo ever again as a reference.  I will never use a flash photo ever again as a reference.  I will never use a flash photo ever again as a reference.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Michael

           
  



Slow Alla Prima.  This is still in the works on the easel.  It is difficult due to the reference being a photo taken with a flash.  But I am learning to see it.  I am also practicing applying color over a monochrome--lots of self doubt here.   I am also procrastinating working on my monochrome.  I do wish I had gotten into this, this seriously, years ago. --I just ordered another book: How To See Color and Paint It by Arthur Stern. My order really speaks volumes of how insecure I feel when it comes to color.  Note the brushwork--from rough to scumbling drybrush.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Half Hour With Sargent

            

It wasn't too successful. I was trying out my General Charcoal Kit.  I used a soft, when I should have chosen a hard. I lean toward soft; this gal didn't go for it. John Singer Sargent's world was so elegant, not the world we know today.