Monday, November 26, 2012


Here is my study of The Zulu Woman by Irma Sterns 
this is the 6th  portrait done this way where
you learn how others did their work..
it's like that old saying (by I don't know who)
"Tell me something
and I  forget
Show me something and
I will remember
Involve me
and I will understand".....
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I post my palette that shows the 
reference photo I had to draw from
with pencil and at least an hour to figure it all out...
then there is the pencil sketch and the whole spread
with the collage on the left....
and finally my acrylic work again...
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4 comments:

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Interesting... I really like this, I don't usually like paintings in oil or acrylics but it looks really good of this woman's face... So many underlying colors in black people... and if you don't get it right they look dull... you've made her skin glow.

winna said...

thankx...I am hoping to get back to watercolor ...which in my cramped quarters is less messy ..but in the meantime I am getting on a track that makes me feel some sort of improvement....but the "mess" involved is nothing I want to return to....

. said...

Lovely skin tones and I think you also got her pose spot on, very nicely done!!!!

Cory said...

Very nice work...I love the use of color.