Thursday, 7 March 2013

I should have stopped earlier

Portrait painting session, during art class.
Goal was to use different painting application methods in one painting, and leaving each visible.
First: drawing with paint, without pencil outlining.
Second: transparent washes, leaving each stroke visible.
Third: painting with bold strokes, non transparent.
Fourth: application of paint by palette knife (paletmes).

Below you see pictures of these four stages, from top left to bottom right. That one was was the last palette knife version.
I should have stopped at the third stage (see the result above).

I went through all these stages in about two hours time. The model was tired by then.


Geert-Jan Bol said...

Wat goed dat je dat zelf ook ziet. 'Overworked'.

Rene Fijten said...

Overworked, klopt, dat zegt het helemaal. Nu nog uitvinden wanneer dat juiste moment om te stoppen valt.

Michael Lukyniuk said...

A nice resemblance. Your course certainly gives you a lot of challenges using unusual techniques.

Rene Fijten said...

Yes indeed Michael, it's never easy, but it helps me develop new techniques and insights. Resemblance is not always the objective.