Friday, November 23, 2012

a post with A Diary of Faces class where we paint from the old Masters works to
learn from them...what we take away from the exercises...you sort of put on their shoes for awhile.
This particular artist (Georgi Mashev from Bulgaria)  didn't have much to see on line.. but you could gather he did a variety of themes...and was well known for his portraits. He must have used oils and we're doing them in Acrylic, so right there you are swimming upstream trying for similar results..I found in this work of a
girl in white hat and blouse had close values and many colors, such as in the shadow areas...when I was done, I felt I had to add some emphasis here and there as the close values seemed dull to me...on the opposite page is a collage I add for each artist we study...a small bio of the artist info..also a story is
unfolding  with bits found in the collage...first see pencil sketch still needing some work...and the you see the brushes I used and a color I liked for the background  that has had here and there added colors for different values there...then the left side of the spread---isn't his self portrait sort of darkside looking...then the last one down is the final work....all comments are very much appreciated !  Notice at the upper left is a click away from my usual  flick site....I like to use this Winna's World for all the
comments...it is uploaded to my flickr site just to send you here for all the information etc...
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3 comments:

. said...

Thats great work, I enjoy seeing how others do their take of an old origonal (like you used acrylic rather than oil), the back ground of your painting is different (is that painted too or collage?) very nice!!!

winna said...

Thank you "?".....I used wrapping paper around the finished painting and picked that one to add some liveliness to the portrait...

winna said...

so far, it seems people don't want to comment on this sight (just one did)...but I going to upload to my flickr site and ask you to come to this one to read any information about the post etc...is there something more difficult about repaying here? Tell me if there is...