Monday, April 12, 2010
Decapitated Head and Rose In Bud Vase Redux
The decapitated head that lead to my incarceration two posts ago was identified by the county coroner as the head of Mike di Lodovico Buonarotti Simoni ( aka: Michaelangelo). After receiving that bit of info., I decided to paint in his famous "David" as well as a close up of Dave's head. This second "Rose In Bud Vase" acrylic was painted yesterday in my Sunday acrylic painting workshop. The idea was to minimize the number of brush strokes used to paint the image. I'm still trying to perfect this idea. There was a guy I recollect that really, really knew how to do this well. His name was John Sargent. He painted a lot of rich hob nobs in his time, and therefor was not considered a happening artist like Mike.