Sunday, January 29, 2017

Day 29 - A Young Maya Angelou

Young Maya Angelou, Acrylic on Gessoed Mat Board, 10"x7"

Day 29 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

The month is almost over and I feel like I have made a lot of progress in my ability to paint faces. This painting is of a young Maya Angelou from a photo I found on the Internet. I used only black and white paint on a red background. The technique I have been using seems to work pretty well for me. I have included the source photo and my initial block-in below to show how much information can be captured in those first few paint strokes.

Source photo (left) and initial block-in (right)

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