Title: Memory of Acquaintance
Finished: August 2009
Size: 36"X36" [self hand stretched]
Supplies: Paint: Old Holland, Brushes: Da Vinci Black Sable, Raphael Kevrin Mongoose [short bristle] and Isabey Mongoose, Drier: Liquin, Glazing:Galkyd Lite.
This painting is by memory. I had a classmate back in 2002 in Heads & Hands class when I was taking my BFA. She became a friend in class then later became an acquaintance afterwards during the years past. I was stricken by her beauty and always wanted to paint her but never had a chance due to work loads at school. This is what I can recall from memory.
After building the canvas and letting everything sanded and dried. I drew in a rough sketch in charcoal of her face then started applying base coats to see where dark to light are on the face. Shadows are artificial as I grabbed a photo off the web and used the shadows of that picture onto the painting, only difference is instead of following how shadows appear I compensate it with other colors then following the norm.