I’d been saving it up for my “copy a master” studies. Under self-imposed pressure to paint more regularly I recently restarted the 100 starts exercise. This piece satisfies both criteria : ) While looking at my earlier attempts at copying the masters, I see that I continue to shorten faces and paint in much larger eyes. I wonder if as they say this is based on my own features!
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.