Thursday, October 12, 2006

October 12, 2006, Small Sketch of Anne
Oil on Board, 10X8
Framed $100

I'm reading a book I found at a used book store on figure painting. It's a very old-school book and it has old timey exercises in it. It's from the olden days when painters wore dressy clothes while they painted naked people.

So this is a two-color oil sketch exercise I did from the book. I could find no naked girls, so I found an old, UNSUCCESSFUL painting I did long ago and painted from it. I got a painting I didn't like so that my little mind would have to be creative in order to make it look good and I wouldn't find myself copying.

The colors are cobalt and burnt sienna. And lots of white, apparently you don't have to count white.

1 comment:

  1. Its lovely and fleshy. How was the other painting unsuccessful when this one works so well?