Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Here's my attempt at replicating Sorolla's 'Boy with Ball' for Jason Bowen's figure painting course. More of an interpretation than a copy, really. In true beginner fashion I used two photo references that looked nothing like one another and wound up with a painting that looks a lot different than the original. Nice! I've found that when working with oil I spend at least two thirds of my time correcting mistakes in color and paint application. As much as I struggle with oil, I think that its a wonderful medium and I'm looking forward to the next project.