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Old 01-31-2020, 11:08 AM
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Portrait of a statue

Hereís a painting that I just finished of a head carving at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh. The museum doesnít allow artists to paint its works from life, so I painted it from a photo that I took. Sorry, I neglected to photograph the identification label, but I think itís a Roman or Greek carving from an anonymous artist. I add that info later.

Iím currently taking a portrait class, and this seemed like a good exercise. I mainly focused on the composition and values since the stone is pretty uniform in color. Painted in oils on a 9x12 canvas panel.
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Old 01-31-2020, 08:37 PM
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A great direction Tom, and good job! The more I work from life, the less I like photos- sometimes, though, you have no other way. Cast work is tried and true-
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FYI, I found the identification information for this carving on line. Itís called Head of Aeschylus, who was a Roman writer, and it dates to the first century. The original is carved in marble.
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Wonderful, Tom. I enjoy your brush strokes.
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