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06/08/07
Thursday Night Effort
Filed under: Open Studio Painting
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 5:18 pm

Last night I tried using sculpting calipers to transfer the proportions of the model to the 16″ x 20″ canvas. Holding the calipers at arm length, opening them to the total height of the model from top of the head to the tip of the toes and transfering those measurements to the canvas. Then mark the size of the head and move down into the body marking the major intersections and body landmarks.

It worked out and at this size I was able more easily to concentrate on the major masses of tone rather than getting caught up in the details of the face, etc.

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Back to the Colonel
Filed under: Studio Painting
Posted by: Paul McCall @ 4:59 pm

After a long dry spell when other things kept me from the easel I spent a day on the Sargent copy of Colonel Ian Hamilton. I went in to detail his uniform and I’m reasonably happy with the results. The medals need some more detailing but that will be better done after this area of oil paint dries. I feel I’m learning things from the process of copying and will probably do some more.


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