Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Head Paintings

At Whitaker's I've been doing some studies of heads in the effort to learn brush technique among other things.  Bill has several old black and white daguerreotypes, some real and some copies, which are early photographs produced on a silver or a silver-covered copper plate, which I've been painting from.  People had the most interesting hair in those days, extremely long sideburns and beards shaved to only grow under the chin.