Lines Part 2

I added sfumato to yesterday’s skeleton of lines, theoretically combining Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo’s choices in painting: soft, gradual changes in tone, with no outlines of Leonardo, and definite outlines of Michelangelo. There is an inside-out character to this part of the study compared with the initial stage:

Lines Part 1

I never realized that Leonardo DaVinci (L) and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (aka Michelangelo (M)) knew each other. They didn’t get along too well, apparently. From what I’ve read, I would rather have known Leonardo. He was so curious about everything. Michelangelo was more competitive and a bit of a snarky fellow.* L and […]

Eye to Eye

Today’s watercolor experiment: Before I start, I want to say that I had a lot of fun doing this experiment.  In contrast to most of my previous work, I began this one with a compass and straight edge.  I wanted to further explore the theme of one of my recent paintings (New Approach). In that painting, […]