|Holbein, The Younger, is the guy to go for for skin tones. Subtle Elegance.|
|After Holbein' The Stone Thrower, (minus the coffee spot). Today, this pose could be translated |
into a hefty gal bowling a gutter ball.
|Erin could benefit|
This morning I sat down to sun with Holbein. Schmid had said no one did skin tones like Holbein (the younger). And that's true. I counted three basic shades with two to three variations (one towards pink, the other towards ochre) as he moved from dark to light in a hand detail. I see a few more in this marvelous portrait. Obviously, simple isn't going to work on Erin.
With a few moments left in the session, I attempted a copy of his drawing of The Stone Thrower. It made me chuckle--and wondered if he and the rest of his male artist friends had ever seen a female naked. This gal is a guy with tits! Michelangelo's women were Amazonian as well--probably had to do with orientations and begetting* being done undercover?
*Begetting. A better word than....and in my mind since Sunday when I watched Inherit The Wind with Spence Tracy and Fredrick March. --Who did you say? Two very outstanding actors from the olden days.