I'm taking Figure Painting next semester from Don, hoping to do some awesome oil paintings like you someday :)
Good luck with figure painting. You will have a competent teacher.
i enjoyed your blog very much. i love the process shots of the portraits.
Thanks for visiting Brian. I enjoyed your blog as well. I'm jealous that you got to study in Florence. Maybe someday my travels with take me in that direction.
Yo bro, I stumbled across you're blog while poking around on Google images. Great work man, this latest self portrait especially. Your value range in this painting is really nice, as are the edges. Edge control is often the key to making a painting that breaths and I think you've done a great job. Props on your sensitivity to color transitions too. The pink in the nose, purple beneath the eyes, the ocher in the chin, jaw and forehead- nice. Gives the portrait some life. All too often do you see portraits that appear to be carved out of flesh-colored clay, with no variation in tone.I'm a painter myself, working- more or less- in a similar vein. I thought I'd just give you a pat on the back while I was passing through. At 23, I'm part of the younger generation as well and it's always reassuring to see another young hardworking painter following in the classical/realist tradition. Paint on comrade.-Leonleondoucette.blogspot.com
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