Painting Do You Have Room For Christmas? by Denise Gracias

Do You Have Room For Christmas?

2020 - Charcoal on paper - 17"x11"
I have been taking anatomy drawing lessons from Paul Grass, who runs the Religious Academy in Denver, Colorado. This class sometimes was quite technical and I think to have a break, he suggested we look at lighting in the paintings done by the Masters. It was a pleasure to look a the incredible paintings...but incorporating this aspect into my paintings (from my imagination) was a challenge.  But, I persevered. This is the first sketch I have done focusing on the lighting....and I must say I am excited. I cannot wait to paint this. 


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