Thursday, December 31, 2009

Value Study

Self Portrait #3, 8 x 6

Here's the value study. Being able to focus just on lights and darks and putting them where they belong made a big difference. It was completed within the ninety-minute time frame, and the likeness is easily the most accurate of the three, though the brush strokes feel loose and free.

This process was really helpful for me. The best thing is, the series is done and I don't have to stare at myself for hours, anymore!

7 comments:

Sheila said...

Very dramatic and to be completed in 90 minutes is awesome.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I have enjoyed looking through your blog very much. I love the way you study and work at painting. Your dedication truly shows in your work.
Thanks for your comments on my DSFDF challenge. I will be back to visit. Thanks again and Happy New Year.

Laurel Daniel said...

Nice!

Angela Elledge said...

Very dramatic and my favorite of the 3!

Mary said...

Very very nice Stephen. Dad would like this one too I bet. 2010 looks good for you!

L.Holm said...

These are great! Wonderful work. Glad to have found your blog.
Liz

Sandra Galda said...

oooooHHH love the self portraits....esp this value study!