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Friday, March 20, 2015

Oil Study - Mouth of David
Beginner Oil Classes Starting March 23, 2015 at Port Moody Art Centre

Mouth of David Cast Oil Study
This is a little study I did when I first started painting in oil.  It is a closed graiselle, which is a painting completed in black and white only.

I did not have the actual cast at the time so I had to work from a photo.  Since then I purchased the cast and have drawn it but I think it is time to try my hand at the cast from life.

After transferring the outline sketch to my canvas I mixed a string of gray scale values using Raw Umber, Ivory Black and varying amounts of Titanium white to get a range of 7 values.  My value 1 is straight titanium white and my value 7 is a 2:1 mix of Ivory Black and Raw Umber.  I really enjoyed this exercise and using a simple subject really allowed me to focus on modelling the form without getting caught up in the details.

The next beginner class starts March 23, please visit http://www.stateofartportraits.com/art-workshops-lessons.htm for more info and register early as spots are limited and classes are cancelled if  the minimum registration is not filled.  

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