Friday, March 07, 2008

Michelangelo's Day

Michelangelo's Day
Oil on wood, 6.5" X 7.5"

This is a small oil on wood study that I did during my years studying with Frank Mason at the Art Students League in New York.

The painting cracked, I am not sure why this happened but it started doing this a few months after I painted this and it's been stable ever since.

We had a lot of great plaster cast to draw from and paint.
Frank did not teach site sizing, we drew and painted to get the action, proportions, perspective and light effect.

I think if I remember correctly there was something in the order of 10 to 15 casts, the largest was Mercury seen in the interior.

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