Linda was humble regarding her own talent, yet generous in her praise of others. A real class act. Rest In Peace, Dear Linda...
Friday, September 19, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
This was a Monet duplication. The idea is not to "copy" what you see, but to "imagine" what is was the artist was looking at when he painted it. There's a lot to be learned from the Great Masters...and the Great Monsters!
And the final painting, with the oil paint loaded up nice and thick, but the tones still holding.
Love that Andree...
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Charcoal can be a tricky medium. It takes practice to master the gentle touch required to create delicate middle tones. These are the tones that create the most depth, which is what you want if your piece is going to have the illusion of three dimensions. The lightest and darkest tones create the "punch" - the eye-catching drama - but without those vital variations of middle tone, the piece can end up looking flat.
This charcoal sketch of Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula from ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (my favorite Lugosi performance) has strong lights and darks, but it is those middle values that really give it life.
"I have other ways of securing your cooperation...Look into my eyes..."
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The original painting...
The revised version...
And the final, glazed painting.