Thursday, October 1, 2009

Portrait Painting 101, Weeks 3 and 4

My new class at The Drawing Studio is called Portrait Painting 101, with Mariana Carreras. I am working in oils.

For weeks three and four, we worked on the same painting using the direct method. With the direct method, there is no transparency, glazes, or scumbling. We simply mixed up some opaque flesh color and went to town.

It went pretty well. In fact, my painting was the only one in class that resembled the model (which in my opinion had a lot to do with luck).

Here is the result:

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