Thursday, May 28, 2009
Portrait Study of a Woman, 12" x 9", Oil on Canvas
My walking buddy, Jer deigned to sit for me today so I could get some practice on some of the principles I've been studying in Atelier Class. While it looks (to me) a great deal like Jer, I'm sure she has some other less flattering things to say about it. But for a 1 1/2 hr study from life, with a few short adjustments from a photo, I think I'm on the right path. The purpose was to get as close as possible to the color temperatures that I perceived. I checked myself againt a photo taken and corrected in photo shop and found I wasn't too far off. However, as far as a likeness goes, I think I need to make the face a bit longer. I'll give it some more work this week. I'd also like to try a good tonal drawing and see where I get. Hey...the model's free.