Monday, February 13, 2012
56. Portrait from life, but I forgot to bring my paints....
Well, I dug around in my stuff and found one tube of burnt sienna. It's a color I do not use anymore - instead I use Rembrandt's Transparent Red Oxide, which is a much richer, darker, and transparent color perfect for creating lovely darks. So I squeezed some of that out, and then one of the other painters was kind enough to give me a dab of white. I don't know what kind of white it was... but it seemed to have no mixing strength at all. Actually, I felt like I was fighting with my materials the whole time. I painted on a paper canvas, which is what I usually use for these studies, not wanting to commit to a more expensive support.. but it just seemed like the paint was soaking right in and it took multiple layers to just get the canvas covered.. Well anyway,
here's what I got for my efforts.. nothing to write home about, but always good practice working from life.
The lovely Chinese gal who posed for us was very sweet. I never did quite understand her name, as the other gal who organized the session is Korean and speaks only broken English herself.