Worked on figure second layers. The tab has a detail shot. The guy in the red hat is the Nastagio of the title. He is the pictorial narrator or this story.
That depends on what I’m doing. In the first layer I use bristle brushes. Second layer has softer brushes, either sable, badger, or synthetic. I’m not a brush fetishist, but the switch to soft is necessary to achieve the creamier looking upper layer. To answer your question, sixes to ones.
I have been a great fan of your work since I experienced it at the Laguna Art Museum in the “Everydayland” show in the 80’s. Thanks for the answer. There is a definite ‘lush’ quality to your work.
incredible. This may seem naive because you need to know I am really a clay person at heart but your sense of color values is amazing, along with contrast, shadow and everything else, not to mention exciting subject matter, which I can only imagine where it comes from deep in your psyche. This painting gets more beautiful by leaps and bounds daily.
Thank you, Leslie. It is moving very quickly. I might even finish this week. I amaze myself!
Nastagio's Breakfast, Day 11
Day 11 (8/7/12)
F Scott Hess (b. 1955)
oil on canvas
46 × 54 inches.
Available at Koplin Del Rio Gallery