Friday, June 14, 2013

Bargue Plate 44

The Psyche of Naples. Working on this plate was an unusual experience as I kept underestimating how long it would take to finish, probably because a large part of the plate is in shadow. At first, the shadows look simple, but closer inspections reveals variations in value. I went a little bug-eyed from staring intently at the plate, trying to judge where particular shadow patterns began and ended. Overall though, an enjoyable plate with a nice turn of the head.

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