bemusing musings of a bewildered brush-wielder

day three




Today was day three of working on the painting of Juan.  I really layered on thick paint, in order to try and get the strong light on Juan’s face.  I’ve adjusted my usual approach in painting, in that I am doing anything it takes to capture the light.  I really like the aesthetic that results- thick ribbons of paint, next to nebulous washes.  I’m playing around with textures, dragging the palette knife flat across the canvas, to create the look of an old plaster wall.


One response

  1. It’s amazing how alive he looks.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

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