Monday, March 16, 2009
PF Portrait, Experimenting
Well the experiment was a learning experience. I won't call it a failure but a step toward doing a better job on the next one. As you can see in the first photo, his face is fuller and there is too much space between the left eye and the edge of the face. Proportions off again. I totally messed up his right ear when the dark mixture ran over it, plus look at that hard line on the edge of the face and needed to shape the left shoulder more.
In the final painting you can see how I narrowed the face. Another learning experience with this one and one which I had experienced in the past, is controlling the darks, the staining colors which was, Pthalo Blue mainly. With the Pthalo, I used Permanent Alizarin Crimson and Magenta with touches of New Gamboge or Lemon Yellow to green. All in all, interesting, challenging and one to do over.