Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Practicing Edges

This painting is basically a study in edges. I'm fascinated by what great painters (like Richard Schmid) can do with them. One type of edge that I've just recently learned the strengths of is the lost edge. I tried to use lost edges in areas of this painting that I never would have before (like the eye). I definitely learned a thing or two from painting this.

14 Comments:

Blogger mike said...

well, i'm certainly learning from you, marco. you're really giving me the itch to paint!

great cleo.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

That really pushes your painting out! Beautiful work as always, Marco :)

2:22 PM  
Blogger shou' said...

Cool piece. Did you do any under paintings for this? It subtly hints a bit at Sargent's style :)

10:54 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys,
Shou - I didn't do an underpainting, but I did build it slowly from the blank canvas, which is a method I prefer. And Sargent is my favourite painter, so I'm glad there is some resemblance. I was actually thinking Sargent a lot while painting this (especially the hands).

8:22 AM  
Blogger Dillon Thompson said...

Cool model. I a like the colors in the neck and hair. Yeah broken edges are tough. Good stuff.

10:49 AM  
Blogger Richard Oud said...

Oh wow.. she looks beautifull! What a great painting.. I love how you explore techniques!

Keep on going sir!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Great work Marco! Really nicely rendered

11:29 AM  
Blogger enigma said...

wow, your works are amazing.. truly love your oil paintings.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Ramses said...

Very nice paint!

1:54 AM  
Blogger nELS├ľN! said...

Nice highlight effects Marco. Been a while since coming here i really like the Sargeant caricature.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Restrepo said...

Hi Marco,
Your work is really fantastic!
I liked your portraits and caricaures. Sometimes I paint pictures, especially landscapes. I see that you have explored this field, too. I will passing.
Thanks for to visit my blog.

10:20 AM  
Blogger bog_art said...

I hadn't thought to work with and without edges in a painting.. I should try it yoo.. good one!!

12:41 PM  
Blogger Chris MacDonald said...

cool stuff man! I think I remember seeing you a couple o times at Nick's studio lifedrawing sessions.I particularly remember the charicatures.
Im at Sheridan now. Say Hi to Nick for me if you see him, and keep up the ill paintings

1:34 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I am so digging your work!

3:16 PM  

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