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Monday, May 19, 2014

Oil Painting lesson with Gregory Smith - Day 5

This is the first day for this painting.
I decided to challenge myself to try a cast. I also asked Greg to teach me how to do a drapery.

As usual, I first covered a whole panel with Raw Umber, and started to put highlights using a rag.
Initially, I was again doing a drawing, and he told me to be more brave and get a big shape first.

I've found it requires a lot of courage to do that, but, in the end, it makes a lot of sense.

Then I started to do more details, particularly his eyes, and he told me not to do that.
Instead, he suggested that I should move on to do background.

I'm reasonably happy with this initial block-in.

Work in progress. 16 x 20 in.

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