Plane Practice

6x8" oil paint on gessoed canvas paper...purely practice.

6×8″ oil paint on gessoed canvas paper…purely practice.

Here is a painterly example of the the planes that structure the human head. Because I often lose track of them in the painting process, I stop from time to time to do a sculptural review. Capturing these facets of the face in light and shadow lend reality to a portrait, and some painters succeed in rendering them in wondrous color. I hope to get there someday.

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