The last semester included a head painting class, about which I have posted before. Instead of it being a class about how to paint the human head like I thought it was going to be, it was more of a class about color and composition, and mostly about light and how it acts within a space around physical objects. It just happens to use the human head as the physical object. I thoroughly enjoyed and was completely frustrated by this class. But something I have learned: I love light. I love painting light. more than anything else, different colored light in a situation creates the narrative, mood and attitude of a piece. I want to learn more about how to manipulate and use light in my work.
Here are some of the final paintings I did for that class.
I have tried in vain to get good pictures of the paintings, but alas, I have some work to do in that department. Any tips on photographing oil paintings would be appreciated!