Feet on the ground

A very productive day in the studio!


I did a lot of cleanup work this evening, fixing the figure up with some black shoes, deepening the shadows of his bag, clarifying the shadows of the jacket, glazing his over-white shirt with some dirty grey and painting his pants with a layer of grey. (Blues next).

The landscape got a thorough work-over too, with additional shadows between rose leaves and below the man, and a re-emphasis of the trunk of the tree, while a skull and a couple of long bones have made an appearance at its foot. I used some Van Dyke Brown to made the edges of the cliff sharper, while aligning the jagged cuts toward the mountain far off in the distance. I briefly experimented with putting flagstones beneath his feet, but disliked it, so I think I’ll be busy painting grass pretty soon.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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