Sunday, January 13, 2013
Sunday Head Painting #1
I'm pretty out of practice with painting. I've been trying to develop my ink skills more over the last several months, but I got to missing painting too much. Due to this, a real need for practice, and having dropped Bob Barrett's head painting class this week due to scheduling conflicts, I decided to start doing an hour long head study every Sunday afternoon. Here's the first one, a little (4"x6"-ish) gouache portrait of my lovely Lady Friend, Ang. I worked from a photo I took of her a month or two ago specifically to use for painting practice. I'm definitely rusty (I wasn't any Leyendecker to start with), but I'm happy with this first try in months. It's tough to get a face down in paint in an hour. I'm also in Chris Thornock's acrylic illustration class this semester which should get me readjusted to using color and value like this. Check in Sundays for more! I'll use a better camera in the future.