Sargent Master Studies at Studio West

Some master studies from over the past term at Studio West Art from my courses with Keita Morimoto and Peter Chan! Finally scanned everything so now I can post them.

Madam X portrait study, this one was really fun because Peter taught us a new painting process, which is painting on shellac! Shellac is a type of violin varnish that provides a super smooth and orange surface. We paint the rough lines first on gesso board then pour shellac on top of the shellac. Then we paint on top of it. It was really fun to see the contrast between the warm and cool. This study was done with zorn palette! 

I like painting kids... but they always end up looking kinda creepy even in studies. :(
Anyhow did a value study before the coloured one with zorn palette.
I am really happy with those spots of blue :)

Learned load! I have to work on be more confident with my brush stroke, leave it and don't touch it! I keep going over stuffs... Need to work harder! Practice, practice, practice!!!