Storm xxiii

I put on a velatura of red iron oxide, white and naples yellow to begin fleshing out the face of poor Amelia. She’ll need a bit of tweaking to finish her up, but she’s pretty close. I’m not happy with the top of the nose, and need to move it to the left, which may mean that the eye needs to be scooted over a touch too.

I really like the old masters technique of painting en grisaille, then adding the velatura then highlights; it’s so simple and effective. 

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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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