Monday, 4 April 2011

Male Statue at the V&A

Acrylic and Pastel on Mountboard

The V&A in London has many treasures to choose from if you are an artist. This particular male bust offered so many juicy contrasts and edges that he was irresistable. He is made up of bold surfaces that catch the light or are in shade.

He is also a combination of acrylic and 'acrylic ground for pastels' and soft pastel sticks. I have described the method in more detail in the post which follows this one. It is a quick method and I was very pleased that it came together as it was a tricky choice for an art demonstration. Those carefully placed highlights and shadows brought him together once I had spent some time on the mid tones.

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