This painting was done strictly using palette knife. I found that I can’t render so much but have to consider what color to use before actually applying it on the canvas.
Playing around with composition. I love the idea of objects off the page and the principle is to have three edges being touched. But I didn’t do it in this case. Does it work?
Captured this photo of a face painter in action. I love the painter’s hand as she positioned gently positioned the child so that she can get it just right on the child’s face.
Last Tuesday was the last 3 hours of the 6-Hour pose at Paulo Ruvalcabo’s alla prima class at the School of Light and Color.
Here’s the previous post on the first 6 hour – https://marleneleeart.com/2015/04/29/6-hour-pose/.
What I took from here is something I had heard before but now is sinking it – The sphere shape in rendering the values from shadows to light. Areas to pay close attention to is around the forehead, along the cheekbones, around the jaw line, the transition on the nose planes from side to top and then to the other side, the roundness of the eyelids and the roundness of the lips.
Another point that I have finally become more aware of is that different colors of the same values can be blended in. I’m a bit still uncertain how to deal with this new knowledge but I still need to think in values even though colors are introduced.
The model posed for 25 minutes and then took a break. After each pose I took a photo of my WIP. Since it was a 6 hour pose, I worked slowly and more deliberately. And worked on a larger canvas panel, 11 x 14, instead of my normal 9 x 12.
From this point I continued to develop the values in the light area and darkened the shadows. I paid attention to the 3 areas of colors in the face…top third is much lighter and yellow, the mid third tends to be more reddish due to the cheeks and the lower third is more gray.
to be continued next week….
Predominantly set against a red background are yellow flowers in a glass vase. The brushstrokes are painterly and quickly applied. It has been painted on canvas paper and finished off with liquin. It will be shipped in a padded flat rate envelope.
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