Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Painting Sculpture

I have to say this is really tough for me painting a face on sculpture. There's this line between making it look too realistic or more like a patina on a statue . I have yet to find where I like it best. I have painted this face maybe 10 times now from super realistic with bluish under tones and perfect eyeball iris to something looking like a bronze patina. Frankly the super realistic was scary to have around the house, I found I was just staring at it and it just stared back. The patina was really nice but I just wanted to see more. I think I'll do a little research maybe look at some Balinese masks and keep at it.