Sunday, August 15, 2010

peter paul rubens...


oil on paper
Selection from "St. Ambrose and Emperor Theodosius" (a MUCH larger work)
Peter Paul Rubens

I'm still amazed at the youtube oil painters who work alla prima. For example, this guy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OVU7tKxki8

It takes lots of confidence to lay in the proper colors on the first stroke like Greg Manchess. Practice, practice, practice.

3 comments:

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

that's pretty terrific! I like all the highlights!

Steve Harpster said...

Really great! Simple and well handled. Great brush work too. I'm proud of how much you are posting and how hard you are working. It's really paying off.

pete said...

Thanks, guys. I'm really itching to do my own work exclusively, but I have more to learn. I think, even when I'm done with this recreating, I'm going to do this type of work (quicker studies) from time to time to stay fresh.