Thursday, December 7, 2017

Facial Recognition, And A Tiny Sunset

At least my camera recognizes that there are faces in the painting; it puts frames around them when I take a photo! So that's encouraging.

The Chair, © 2017, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

It is shaping up. I'm trying to do the best job possible on the faces— after viewing some exquisite figure paintings in New York, I'm emboldened to be more adventurous with the greens and blues in the skin and to be even more aware of modeling the forms. The light source for this image is on the ceiling, and it spotlights just a few areas in the center-right, with light fall-off as you move away from it, so some of the faces are partially lit, and others are in shadow. I'm not sure that's coming across.

And I finished the little sunset painting. It's a mere 5" x 5", but it still took a lot of effort.

Tiny Sunset Over The Sound, © 2017 (click on image for larger view)

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