I left off last post trying decide about material I could use for quick studies in oil to work on some of the techniques that Carol Marine demonstrated. I might have found it. I have had the good fortune to have traveled extensively in my previous life and have some interesting photos of people and faces (and lots of cows and sheep). And our good friends the Ulmis have given me wonderful photos of their many travels to exotic places. So I thought I might try quick studies of faces - "faces of the world".
Great challenges in small format and no different than an apple or orange for creating form and playing with edges. So these are my first attempt. Goal is to be playful and create impressionistic feel.
Both 6x6 on acrylic primed linen glued to door-skin.
Also, tried a softer brush - a Connoisseur White Taklon - brights 6 and 8 - and liked them on the linen. Goal is to complete in less than an hour - these about 45 min each.
These are from two Ulmi photos from Tibet.
Hoping to do two or three a week .
Quite fun to do.
|thin wash of Indian Yellow and Alizaran Crimson -paint water soluble oil|