|THE CLAN #3|
I am not totally happy with this one. The far left head is too small and not a good likeness. The likeness probably only bothers me. I enlarged the head on the right but I'm not sure that one is working either. I am beginning to think I should just do the two center heads. I think it would make a compelling image. I am committed to the four heads for twenty paintings, so it will have to wait.
This is a gessoed surface which I texturized. I don't think the texture is showing up in the photo but it does in person. I like the limited palette I used ....Vermillion, Hansa Yellow Deep, Turquoise and some burnt sienna and burnt umber to start with. These are in the Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus line. Using Hansa Yellow Deep which is a yellow orange in portraits keeps the image from looking jaundiced. Yellow can be a difficult skin color to work with . I like the loose handling of the paint in most of the image.
I have tomorrow's painting surface ready to go and the drawing is much more abstracted. We'll see if the next painting comes out anything like what is in my head!