Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mark Cunningham, 16" x 12", oil on linen

Mark teaches Art History class at the Academy.

This is his second posing for the club. This time, we planned to add some props to him. Mark brought a few props of his own; a fake eyeglasses, a fez, and a scarf etc. We tried them all and decided to go with a simple red scarf.

In the first painting of Mark, I didn't do much with the background. In this painting, I altered the dark red curtain background to echo the intensity of his red scarf. Also, unlike the first painting, I didn't smooth out the brushstrokes much. In part because of this, while this painting doesn't have the likeness I captured in the first painting, it shows a stronger sense of character. He somewhat looks like a lumberjack or
a rugged ranch-hand.

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