Saturday, January 18, 2014

Practice: A Work in Progress

These 20-minute alla prima studies portray characters from my current tv addiction. I set a timer, use a limited palette of acrylics, and one brush... my trusty #4 filbert. 

I’m happiest when I achieve a likeness with few revisions. I really enjoy working full speed with one brush, without concern for small details, but tradeoffs with certain features (blobby eyes, meh....) can be disappointing. Some are created even faster, in about 10 minutes with the leftover palette of a first piece.

Practice: A Work in Progress
8 x 10 inch alla prima studies
Acrylic on canvas

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