Monday, April 23, 2012

Copying Collins 2

























My second attempt is more refined and while it's not the direction
I hope to pursue, my figures in the past were more caricatures,
cartoon-like. I clearly needed a lot more knowledge and better
observational skills to inform my figures. I'm seeing so much more
in Jacob Collins' painting now than I did initially. His value changes
are so tiny and subtle that I'm realizing how lazy and impatient I've
been about mixing colors. There is so much information in his painting
that I would have been oblivious to if working from life at this point.
This is such great practice; hope it carries over when painting actual
models. (I think I overdid the temperature variations in her face but it
taught me a lot about painting whites.)

Collins has an atelier school in NYC with workshops as well as longer
programs.

5 comments:

martinealison said...

Ma chère Lorraine j'aime votre persévérance et l'acharnement dans votre progression... Gros bisous

hmuxo said...

You did an amazing job with this painting, Lorraine! She's beautiful..perfect skin tones..I love it!!

Virginia Floyd said...

I like the deep shadows on her face and figure. And you did a great job of the eyes. Well done. Again.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Gorgeous. Love the spot of red at the end of her hair. It has the feel of the Collins work, but it is stamped Shirkus all the way! Don't mess with your skin tones, they are beautiful.

maalari ja piirtäjä said...

Hello from Finland, maalauksesi ovat FANTASTISIA.