On that day, she came dressed and ready to dance. Indeed, pose for us four times every Monday for four hours. As a ticket of appreciation, some students gave her posing drawings.
FINDING AND DISCOVERING
Above is one best pieces about her under the teacher’s request to paint it over Masonite wood. It is a smooth material and works well with brush strokes. But then, in the end, the artist decides what the finish will look like.
The glow within came from another technique approach based on artificial light. Presently that adeptness gave new ideas for future techniques used in landscapes.
Moreover, the face is the focal point; obviously, the dress is not well painted in detail. At that term what is important is her face’s unison that flows with the rest of her body.
“Pilar Pascual sketch” Vine charcoal on paper, 24″ X 18 1995
“There is something about her subject and the painting. Years have passed, and it feels as if painted yesterday.”
The vine charcoal justifies the shades. It is known for its spontaneous quality; the feeling here is of an old velvet print on aged paper.
This drawing is a warm-up and would have been better to paint it. Sketches are the best reference for a third study painting in the future.
Painted over masonite wood to achieve a smooth technique is the best. Hassel suggested it and gave me tips on how to gesso it. And sanding it with the finest sandpaper.
Afterward, the portrait is unique like the Cante Hondo; it ages like a glass of wine in a barrel as the year’s pass. Not ready to drink but prepared to be visually digested.