|Little Heads Practice - Best Friends, Session 3|
Session Three with little heads- Best Friends produced a close likeness of the kid on the left. Finally. But she sure was a humbling experience, but one I had to have. I know little about mixing skin tones with any speed.
It wasn't until I added Cadmium Red medium and Alizarine to the palette that I came closer. I didn't bother with the kid on the right. I got close enough to her yesterday. It's time to move on.
|Little Heads Practice - Best Friends, Session 2|
|Little Heads Practice - Best Friends, Session 1|
The kid on the right reminded me of my Aunt Naiomi. When she came to visit, she shared my room. When she came to bed, she scared the twelve year old me to death. She had pitch black dyed hair,all frizzed out framing her face and would cream her face with Noxima for her "beauty sleep." (After a month of that, I accidently squirted her with the hose while she was sun bathing. She called me a little brat and went back to New York the next day. My dad and I were thrilled).
These young girls fascinate me. The angle of the kid on the right's head was one tough thing to get just like that. Her coloration was difficult too. She was all pinks--including her jersey. It wasn't until I figure the hell with that jersey, use Cadminum red light. She clicked.
I don't know what kept driving me on with this? It must be some sort of pride--or a self destructive act of self humiliation? But that's the last of my little canvases--on to bigger is better.
I also learned with this painting I do not like Windsor Newton oils The colors are okay, but the tubes are made of some sort of iron? It is incredibly difficult to get the paint out of the large studio size. I ordered a paint squeezer. I do not like wasting paint--particularly Titanium White.