Monday, October 24, 2011

Tendai - part 1

Available at Waterhouse Gallery.

I am working on a two days pose painting, and this is what I have for the first day. I would like to share a little of my approach for painting a model more than one day today.

At the beginning, I need to have an idea about composition, the design of color and value; of course, most important is the idea for the painting, these take a lot of time for me sometime.

Then I will mark some key spots for the proportion. When I continue on the painting, I will just focus on one part of the painting each day, and try to finish the part as much as I can. I find this is the best way for me to paint a live model because next time she may not pose the same thing for you :) but I will still need to come back adjust the whole painting later.

I will try to do some set up for next time by the end of the day, therefore I will have some chances to apply different techniques on the painting later.

Tendai is a beautiful African girl, the texture on the canvas showing through her face added a trace feeling of wildness to her, I like it.

8 comments:

Pragya Tiwari said...

It is beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished painting.

Crystal Cook said...

Wow. You're work is so amazing. I love this piece so much already. :) And thank you for sharing about your process, I'm just starting to work from life (instead of photos) and found it very helpful.

Cacau Jafet said...

This is wonderful!!!!
bjoss

Christabel said...

It is a beautiful piece of art. I love it!

Whitney said...

This art is really awesome!!

Dean H. said...

Excellent painting, Fongwei ! Thanks for sharing some of your thinking process.

Mark Rego said...

This is simply beautiful. Thanks for putting it up.
Mark Rego

Fongwei said...

Thanks everyone for comments!