In this blogs description I promised a running journal of my artistic triumphs and failures along with the methods used to get there. Well the portrait of Sculptor Jo, first described in last Wednesday blog, falls into camp of trying and failing. I have three weeks left with Jo and will have to test a new method of depicting him as the current method, used successfully in the Mambri portraits (depicted in a previous blog), does not suit Jo's refined look and personality. The first picture that you see below is my initial attempt to block in colour. Jo has a pale complexion. The unnatural skin tones that I've used, combined with the bright green orange and red on his top, make him look a little like Freddy Kruger. The second picture is the stage I'm at now, where I have white washed the image using acrlics and begun drawing again. The question is where to go next and how to take a step forward. Find out next Wednesday in Sculptor Jo Part 3.
Starting again. Sculptor Jo whitewashed.