The Golden Bowl xi


I painted a beautiful face for the girl on the lower left of the painting today, then for some reason decided that it wasn’t quite right and wiped it away. This was an error because for the next twenty minutes my work sucked, and I couldn’t get the face right again. However, I had worked on this fellow earlier, so the day wasn’t a total loss, and I’m pleased with the way he’s turning out. As I develop the flesh and background you’ll see the more linear edges disappear, but for now they’re good indications of transitions. 

I’ll spend some time working on a second velatura flesh layer to improve the basis of the face. My initial sweep at it missed his chin, so I’m redefining things at this stage. It’s coming along nicely.

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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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