Thursday, January 20, 2011

Head Study

oil on linen panel 12x9 inches

Three weeks ago I began studying figure painting again with Joseph Todorovitch on Tuesday nights. Up until now I had used only the Zorn palette: yellow orchre, black, cad red medium and T. white. Exploring new color mixtures was a big be honest, I felt lost! Most important is a clear depiction of light and shadow, so I gave special attention to the large shapes of light and shadow.


  1. Nice job on the skin tones. Very nice. Love your tube paintings as well.

  2. This is so nice. What colors did you use on your palette w/this? I dropped yellow ochre and black after taking a workshop with Carol Marine. Interestingly, I haven't missed them.

  3. Thanks for the comments everyone. Stephanie, I would miss yellow ochre! I use it a lot. For this head study I used Aliz. Perm., Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow, Ult.Blue, and T.White. But I'm at the experimentation stage, so I can't recommend anything...I don't know enough yet!


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