Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Warming up with wrinkles


Wrinkled
Oil with a palette knife on canvas paper
7.5" x 8.5"
SOLD

I started off the new year with this painting done in my Thursday night class from a photo reference that was suggested by my art instructor, Kim Morin Weineck. She thought that the wrinkles would provide a great palette knife exercise. She was right. It was also great practice for mixing skin tones. As she noted during critique, my skin tones in the past have tended to be pasty white and chalky, but these came our much warmer and richer. I also have started adding impasto to my colors and like the way it thickens and extends the color without altering it.

This is actually a famous artist. Can you guess who it is?  

4 comments:

Kim Morin Weineck said...

Well, of course I want to guess but that'd hardly be fair of me. I'll be checking back to see who gets it right!

clese!

AutumnLeaves said...

Alas, this man looks too modern (his haircut) to be anyone I might even hope to recognize! (Honestly, I'd be rather hard put to recognize most famous artists, other than Van Gogh or Da Vinci, or possibly even Picasso.) But nevertheless, Ann, I must say that this painting is so wonderful! I so love palette knife paintings; your work is so exquisite! I hadn't noticed any differences in skin tones as I think your last portrait is gorgeous too. People all have different skin tones, yes? This man reminds me a bit of Jimmy Stewart in his later years...

txartist62 said...

maybe andrew wyeth...a little bit? in any case, it's very good! you are SO talented!

Ann Gorbett said...

You are the winner Bobs, aka txartist62, it's Andrew Wyeth! I don't have a prize for you, but I'm sure I'll think of something.

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