PRACTICING & IMPROVING OUR SKILLS USING GREAT ARTWORKS OF ALL TIMES (Video)

(PP. 9. Painting "Body Study 62")

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Some previous questions.

  • Do you give yourself some time to explore on the Internet the work of other painters or artists from different genres (photographers, sculptors, filmmakers, etc.)?
  • Do you find useful for your own work to do this research?
  • Other artists’ artwork influences your own?

I do these activities and recommend them to do. This time the work of the British photographer, John Coplans (1920-2003) amazed me. I base the following artwork on his photo “Self Portrait: Torso With Large Upper Arm II”, 1985.

To explain this experience, I add the following piece. This is the data sheet of my work:

Title: Body Study 62

Artist: Veronica Huacuja

Media: Oil, crayon on paper

Size: 11 (W) x 8.4 (H) x  0.1 in

Year: 2019

Learning about... i) Exploring and learning from the prominent artists of all times and permitting their influence on our work. ii) Practicing the art procedures described in the video: drawing and painting. 

Material.

  • An oil coloring paper will do the job just fine. I recommend the brand Fabriano, an Italian paper of at least 300 gm/m2, which is thick. Use material of excellent quality for your work. The size I recommend is the same I use in this artwork: 11 (W) by 8.4 (H) inches.
  • Thin, circular and rectangular brushes
  • Turpentine
  • Oil paints
  • Black, thick crayon
  • Gesso

Tips-on-the-fly. There are significant advantages when you use oil on paper that you protect with gesso beforehand (with a light double coat, for example). This because the paper is “thirsty” and prevents the paint to “slide” on the surface. If you apply gesso on it, when it dries, the paint runs smoothly on the paper. Note: You can also buy a block of treated paper for oil painting. One brand I use is "Rodin"

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