Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 23

Dale, 5 x 7 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy

This painting was done from life at my figure drawing group. It's my first head study in oils, let alone a head study done from life in 40 minutes. I only used two colors (plus white) this time, to simplify the skin tones: ultramarine blue deep and transparent oxide red. 

I can paint any color of fur, but there is much I need to learn about painting human skin tones. And I'm still figuring out which brushes work best for these small, quick studies. Considering all that, I kind of like this piece. 

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