Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Kim, Part 1
(16x20 Acrylic) This painting is the first step in teaching figures and portrait work. The smooth linen canvas used for portrait work is first prepared using a mottled gray background. Jerry starts with a rough sketch of the model using the negative space technique to develop the figure. Jerry shows how to mix the basic flesh tone and then applies the base color to the face, neck and legs. Next, the garments are painted, starting from the inside space, i.e., the blouse - again using broad loose strokes. Specific attention is given to the shadow areas to add shape to the clothes. Remember to use long strokes to show the effect of gravity on the skirt, jacket and hair. The figure and her face can be shaped by refining the surrounding objects.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Kim, Part 2
Having completed the basic under painting, Jerry can now start to shape the figure. This is done by adding the next layer of highlighting as well as using loose strokes to form shadow areas. Jerry continues to work throughout the painting adding highlights and shadows where appropriate. Having completed the basics, the background is mottled which is another step in the process to help refine and shape the figure. Please note complimentary colors are used in this process. The session is completed by repeating the layering and shaping of the hair and garments, adding highlights and shadows to continually refine the figure.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Kim, Part 3
In this final session, Jerry provides further instructions on the refining process to complete this painting. Shadows are applied to the face, and then highlights are dry brushed to add features to the face. At this point, white is added to the eyes. The refining process is done by applying several layers to build to the level of detail desired. Stay fresh and switch between the face, legs, blouse and skirt. Keep it loose and continually add more distinctive highlights and layers to complete the painting.