Friday, January 30, 2015

Work Off Impatience

Everybody's On The Phone, graphite, TMDD Series

Scumbling, Bumbling Along With The Tumble Weed.
These computer translations  of work in progress tell me where to move next: mouth/chin;
right cheek/right shoulder for starters.. There's lots more to go. 



While the monochrome underpainting simplifies getting the right values, it does nothing for determining the palette.  That is still intuitive. Cerulean has been added. My darkest value is a more-or-less mix of TRO, VG with a smidge of UB. 
I studied more of Holbein's portraits yesterday. His skin tones vary considerably from painting to painting that you know he had no formula.  His portrait of Sir Thomas Moor was his best. On later paintings and drawing, his surface was tainted pink, a mid tone from which he worked warmer or cooler, darker or lighter.

 Though I really would like to let loose with my brush, slow and steady with lots of patience is key .  When the urge hits, it's time to break.  I work off  impatience on the elliptical trainer.   
 

9 comments:

  1. Complimenti .sono potuta entrare nei tuo bpog ,molto molto belli un caro saluto ...
    Greeting from Switzerland I live in Basel...ciao

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    1. Thank you for visiting Bianca. It's nice to make your acquaintance. Come by again soon.

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  2. Intense, both absolutely tell their story just by a glance! Beautiful work.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Your web page has an impressive layout. I'd love to know more about you. Minneapolis is a charming city. I've enjoyed the Walker Museum and sculpture garden. Keep in touch.

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  3. Super geworden wat een vrolijkheid lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. Thanks Danielle. 'Happy" takes bit of time to achieve. I imagine the public is getting tired of Erin. Me too, after an hour and a half. I fully understand how Todd Burrough's White Fountain took eight months; and I'm glad I decided to leave my self portrait in the monochromatic stage of development. I do love, however, seeing if I can do this. I always loved a challenge. Thanks for commenting. Comments keep me encouraged. .

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    2. Dutch translation: Bedankt Danielle. "neemt beetje van tijd te bereiken. Ik veronderstel dat het publiek is moe van Erin. Me ook, na een uur en een half. Ik begrijp heel goed hoe Todd Burrough wit fontein nam acht maanden; en ik ben blij dat ik besloot te gaan mijn zelfportret in de monochromatische fase van ontwikkeling. Ik hou echter zien als ik kan dit doen. Ik heb hield altijd een uitdaging. Bedankt voor commentaar. Opmerkingen houden me aangemoedigd. .

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  4. I love how Erin is coming along Linda...she's beautiful ....looks like it's almost finished!

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  5. Erin is looking great and as always--love the sketch!

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