Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dan 4




Our stolid Dan, from yesterday's alla prima class. Doesn't he look movie-star handsome?


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14 comments:

LSaeta said...

Very nicely done. He does look like a movie star ... like he should have been on the old TV show "Dynasty" or "Dallas"!

Karen said...

Jala you continue to inspire me to do more portraits. May I ask you what colors you were using here for the main flesh color?

Marian Fortunati said...

You always manage to capture such CHARACTER in your class paintings... I'm in awe!!

Jala Pfaff said...

Leslie - I agree!

Karen - For the main flesh color, I use Richard Schmid's recipe: yellow ochre pale + terra rosa + white. You can neutralize with cobalt or black. So simple, so effective.

r garriott said...

Very Leslie Nielsen! (You know, the old Airplane movies? "...and don't call me Shirley.")

Great colors, especially in those tricky (for me) shadow areas.

Jala Pfaff said...

Marian - Thank you!

R - OMG, you're right!!

RomanticRoses@DorisJoa said...

Great job, absolutely.
And I too love the tulip which you posted some days before.

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

Hi Jala! Love looking at your art! This portrait is very attractive, and not just because of the movie star type model. I can see Sargent's influence here, you are excellent at portraiture!!!

Laurel Daniel said...

Again, such a great balance between your fully developed subject and loose unfinished background. Your warm shadows next to the cool light are fabulous!

Brian McGurgan said...

He does look a little like Leslie Nielsen. Lot's of character captured here Jala - this is really great.

diddamsdigitalart said...

You've captures the expression and eyes. And he's handsome indeed. I also like the drizzled wash effect in the background - unusual. I noticed you had used that technique in a painting you posted a week or so ago. Great brushwork on the face and hair!

L.Holm said...

It's great, but I can't get past R.'s Leslie Nielson reference. LOL. He does!! Liz

Jala Pfaff said...

Doris - Thank you.

Sandra - You flatter me! Ah, how I love Sargent.

Laurel, thank you. All the colors in this look better in person. (Of course, they always do, don't they?) Actually, has anyone out there ever had one look BETTER ON THE MONITOR than in real life? (It's happened to me a few times.) That's when you KNOW you're in trouble. :)

Brian M - It's scary how right R was when she pegged him.

Donald - Thank you. That's actually the default way we do our alla prima portraits in the class, i.e., the way that our instructor Michelle Philip taught us to (I'm referring to the drippy diluted imprimatura).

Liz - I know!!!! R, look what you've done!!! :D

Jala Pfaff said...

Marian - Thanks very much!