KMP 9/100 was made in May last year and I had thought then that I’d do many many more. I’ve taken it up again this year. This is my first. I have to got back and refresh my memory as once again I’ve taken liberties while painting the lights, darks and shadows.
There was this beautiful photograph of my friend standing with the afternoon sunlight streaming down on her to one side, probably through windows to one side or an open door. I cant remember. I’ve kept this reference aside to paint as there was something special in it.
In keeping with the requirements ( the ones that I remembered ) I made a rough sketch with a marker laying down the shadow / dark areas. The second piece was made with oils on illustration board which had previously been primed with leftover acrylic paints. I hope to come back someday to make that painting.
KMP’s are skill building exercises advised by Kevin Macpherson in his book Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color. I started these in 2007 and am continuing with it in 2010. If you want to know more about this set of exercises click here.