I never work on just one piece at a time, usually I have a large canvas on the floor, multiple smaller canvases surrounding it and a plethora pieces of paper floating around in between. Sketches and scraps of paper with colour combinations serve as experiments which lead me towards something more substantial. #workingprocess
Ilya Repin. Detail from "the zaporozhian cossacks"
- Brilliant brushwork. From abstract shapes to delicate rendering, this painting has a bit of everything. .
- point of greater contrast is in the eye area. Both using lights and shadows but also color. Masterfully creating expression and drama.
- Every good painting tells a story, this one is no exception. Storytelling must not be divorced from the technical aspects.
- The use of warm colors for the skin works really well with the cold tones of the eyes and the facial hair.
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For a weather like today...no better season to cuddle into an embrace..the warmth of chocolate or a coffee with a blanket around and a good book in hand.. is all am thinking about right now.. hope ya'll are staying warm.. #weather#sweaterweather#snow#chilly#cincinnati