9 of 9 Gurney Journey: Plane Heads. This was the method taught in a seminar I took from Art Center instructor Paul Souza, and here's an exercise I did in that class, scumbling white oil paint over chip board sealed with shellac. In truth, there is no single ideal plane head, and even an individual model's face can be analyzed in various ways.
Powerful Contemporary Oil Portraits by Mark Demsteader
Soft emotion in blurry form pours out of these feminine portraits by artist Mark Demsteader. The Manchester-based contemporary figurative artist is a self-taught master of the human form. His oil on canvas pieces feature pale figures set against a dark background.