Diana Sculpture challenge

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Diana Sculpture 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Diana Sculpture 8x8x1 in oil on claybord

I broke the rules this week for the Different Strokes Challenge. I wasn’t interested in painting the entire sculpture; too much detail. I prefer a closer crop. The subject is of a marble sculpture of one of the goddess Diana’s companions, a nymph and her hound.

First I painted a transparent background with thinned oil paint, then used the brush to block in the lightest values of the sculpture. Then added in the darkest values. Then I worked the middle value. To add more depth, I went back to each value with thicker paint and hue variation. I chose not to pencil in the figure…just not in the mood!

If I remember that the subject is a set of light and dark planes, then I am not intimidated by the details and subject likeness to the point where I must painstakingly draw it first.

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