Friday, October 1, 2010
"RESTFUL MOMENT" 12" x 18" Pastel Private Collection
The technical aspects of portraits are a fun (mostly) challenge as well. Skin tones have such a variety of hues in them as well as temperature changes. I still struggle to see these temperature changes and transfer them to the surface. Also, funny as it sounds, the nose is a difficult thing to do...for me, anyway. It has many planes in it and the light hits each of them in different ways. And, it's pretty crucial to get right! I guess the only way to gain confidence with it is just to keep on keeping on. That's why I sincerely admire artists like Sandra Flood and Karin Jurick for their expertise in this area.
Posted by Carol Flatt