Thursday, March 16, 2017

Portraits



We are presently studying figures and portraits.
As you can imagine there is a pretty steep learning curve.
Here is my attempt from yesterday's class.
The light was coming from below and she was so beautiful.
She looked like a professional model.

Oil on canvas paper.
10" x 12"

3 comments:

  1. Good for you, Helen! This is an area that interests me tremendously! Having the light come from that angle gives a very different effect on the profile like some stage lighting I've seen! I like it! She has an elegant neck, and I like the way you just implied the background rather than paint it all in!

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  2. You were definitely up to the challenge, Helen. Beautiful portrait!

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  3. I do admire your ability to try new things successfully. How many times would you have to do a portrait to get it to how you want it? I love the loose background and shading very much. Would you tighten up? Sorry for all the questions.

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