Saturday, April 6, 2013

Recent work from painting classes

In chronological order, the three photos on this post are paintings that I did in my portrait painting class with artist, Kelly Carmody.  We started with value studies of plaster masks, progressed to painting a Vayum mummy, to copying a portrait by John Singer Sargent, one of my favorite American painters.  I am really enjoying the challenges. I may continue to work on the Sargent during next week's class.  Stay tuned.


Curtis Faville said...

I guess you're approaching the point in your technique when you'll begin to become bored by just copying.

Some artists are masters at copying.

Representation can become a plateau beyond which there is nothing else.

Since the birth of photography, "likeness" has lost its evident use. Picasso's portrait of Stein turned a corner, and there's no going back.

What's next?

Pam Perras said...

Awesome work, Sunny! Thanks for sharing it.

Robin said...

Great post, Sunny! These are quite challenging and you did a wonderful job. Can't wait to see more on the Sargent!