To supplement my recent figure practice I watched a DVD by Howard Sanden today. Sanden uses a complex system of premixed paints (that he sells). I dislike the idea of premixed paint and don't own any, but there is no question that Sanden paints great hands. I sketched this after watching his DVD. I may watch it again someday, with the sound turned off...Sanden keeps telling us things like he is mixing "Neutral 7 with a bit of Venetian red"...(not all that helpful when you don't own any "Neutral 7" and you have no clue whatever which paints combine to be "Neutral 7"). On and on he goes: "I use a bit of Neutral 5 here" (Whatevs!) I stopped short of restating and detail. This was a taxing exercise. Maybe I'll look at it again in a day or so.
(Well, I do recommend the DVD, in retrospect, it has more positive than negative going on).
(Top Photo) Color Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Sanden Hand Exercise, oil on 12x9 canvas panel
(Bottom Photos) Sanden instructs: #1 Sketch out in pencil, #2, place darkest darks, #3 place halftones, #4 finish
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