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Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I took a figure workshop with Camille Przewodek last month. This was very challenging for me. This lovely model was posed outdoors by the river and we worked fast- in two twenty minute sessions. The idea was to paint the light and color which in this case was very warm. She is backlit, creating a mud-head effect. Henri Hensche took his students to the beach and had them paint what he called mudheads. No features, just the basic head and shoulders - the light and shadow. Its surprising, but you can even get a likeness this way. This helps to solidify the form, and the light, no temptation to paint eyelashes!

Oil on board

8" X 10"

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