Category Archives: Figure
I am not particularly happy with this. It was an experiment. 18×24″ oil on linen.
18×24″, oil on linen. Block in day one.
Final: New painting, day one.
Here is a new figure start. This is a better composition.
For the next several weeks I’ll be working on two paintings at the same time, alterneting days. One will be a portrait and the other will be the figure. Same model, Erin. Here are the layins:
I primed a piece of portrait linen with acrylic gesso and taped it to a board. Session 1: Block in for a new figure painting. Paint is applied as a thin wash. Session 3: Opaque color proceeding. Finish!
Head detail. Head size in painting is 2.5 inches.
Done during Burton Silverman Workshop at art students league.
This is what Burton Silverman can do in about 15 minutes while talking and answering questions with a random students palette.