Prosenjit, Thank you so much for your very kind comment on my completed Mother & Daughter. I always appreciate comments which can be both inspiring and constructive.The painting was for good Cypriot friends of ours. They love to see the fine detail whenever possible, hence the sharp edges. I agree that some reflective tone would benefit the painting, but just literally ran out of time fine tuning..
thank you prosenjit. i was more worried about the incline of the head. yes i need a finer white chalk actually. i tried to use a fine/light hand. i understand what you mean definitely now, seeing it on screen. between fixatives. yes. that is good advice. i will look for a finer white charcoal though. i only have a big block atm. oh hang on, maybe i have a thin hard pastel that would work. i'll try it next time. anyhoo, thankyou for your constuctive assistance!
hi prosenjit. i had a look at pierre-paul prud'hon's work. thank you. he used white most judiciously in his charcoal drawings. i copied one of his drawings as a study and posted it here if you are interested. i'm not good i know, but i am having a go.
i love to use white. actually , i wear white a lot, too. funny, it's a preferred colour of mine, especially in art. it seems to jump off the page no matter what...
prud'hon's drawings have a beautiful luminescent quality to them. i am interested in art that shows light..i also love turner's pictures - the ships on fire are amazing!
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