|His ear, his nose, his beard, the transition between him and his son., today's area of concentration. I|
think he's got a point incisor, a little bit too much Count Dracula for me.
I painted an ear lobe, a nose, a beard, a connective passage between two faces and I'm not done. With painting, like construction, one part has an effect on others, (joinery is everything). With painting, I'm always correcting the drawing, balancing color values, hardening or softening edges. With construction, all of that gets worked out before-hand on papers that are disposable. Construction is easier than painting alla prima.
Then I took a photograph of the woods behind the house. It was all different shades, albeit values, of green. Green is the hardest color to mix exactly right. Sometimes, I think there aren't enough green paints on the market to reproduce the greens we see in nature. Green would be a challenging painting challenge. Am I up to it? Are you up to it? Might be interesting to try if you have some time? Tired of working closely on Steve's nose, I'm going to try it tomorrow as a long warm up. Color values are the most challenging of the elements in a painting; they are worth a lot of effort.