| Simple still life with a plane-linear |
color patch approach.
|This was another still life study where the objects had to be white and identified with subtle hues within the white.|
Even though glazing in the tradition of the Renaissance artists is not my preferred method/style, the Alex Folla workshop did inspire me to go back to that time honored technique and apply it to a portrait. This piece has a lighter brown under-painting and is obviously in process: a few more layers of glazing to go (Titian's approach). As far as I'm concerned, this is an easier way to paint than compared to direct painting.
Yeah, another modification. I had to redo her skin entirely. Lost the purity of the facial features as a result. But, with some more tweaking, I should be able to get the skin tone right and restore the features.
On the other hand (ha, ha!), had success with my hand. Pretty daring with the lime green background (I'll wait for comments from my crit group on that).
Here's the final for my painting class. Four panel landscape with a twist. I used two images from a video clip from my world bicycle tour: a ride along the Rhine River Radweg. I'm saving the hardest part for last...the figures.
The work in this class has taken me back to the basics and helping me to sharpen my skills.