Hands and Face

I like adding bright colour into the features of the face once it’s pretty much done, usually blues in the darkest shadows and reds into the mouth, eyes and the bottom of the nose. I’ve also put a bit into the neck and some areas of the arms and chest. This time I also popped in a few strokes of Yellow Ochre. I like the way the colours make the shadows pop against the flesh, and how the blues in the beard vibrate against the reds, without really altering the major colour scheme of the features. A good day.

Now the hands have been painted twice I’ll be able to pop in last touches to them tomorrow, then move the platform out of the way so I can see the whole painting again. Right now I can only see the Emperor, while the lower half of the canvas is almost completely hidden.


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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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