Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Head Study

oil on linen panel 12x9 inches
Here is what I did in my figure painting class last night. As you can see the model had strong features, golden brown skin and a beautiful head of curly hair--all making it so much fun to paint her. Perhaps my drawing is not as sound as it should be, but I'm pleased with the color and temperature shifts in the skin tones. While I was painting I had my doubts, but I can see progress in the semi-finished study. By focusing on progress rather than product I can avoid becoming discouraged...a good strategy for learning anything.

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