Thursday, February 12, 2015
"Deepa, Monochromatic Study", 16x20"
When I only have a few hours with a model, I will sometimes limit my color choices so I can concentrate on getting my drawing and values (darkness vs light) correct. Yesterday, I used only Burnt Sienna to make a map of Deepa's face and shoulders. I used a rag to lift out the lighter areas, so there was no need to even add white. I may decide to let it dry and go back in with color, or I may leave well enough alone and be content with a nice study of a beautiful model.
I will be teaching this technique at my upcoming one day workshop at Northlight Studio in Arlington Heights on March 6th. If you would be interested in attending, please drop me a line.