|Sunday Nap, a scumbling exercise in progress|
|JD, still in progress, is moving more under the shade of the canopy. |
There are soft and lost edges on the light side and hard edges on the dark side in back lighted situations.
Here's what JD looked like last January before reading Schmid:
|JD, January, 2014 when I put him aside|
for later. Later came this week.
It will be difficult trying to figure out the right balance where his features are appropriately lighted AND visibly recognizable. He is really a challenge in skin tones. I stopped and put down my brushes this morning to prepare a canvas for one more color chart. I was finding Sap Green incredibly helpful in cooling down his flesh tones--Steve's too. I must add it to the Flemish palette Schmid suggests. I'm particularly interested in seeing how it mixes with the red family.
I am also anxiously awaiting the figurative open studio session to begin. I need a lot of work on fabric. Till then who do I call upon? Sargent, of course--though he painted no cotton jersey T shirts.
[I edited JD's picture after I published. I thought I had over photo-shopped it.]