I just started to look at this website but I discovered Marks method on youtube whilst I was in Hong Kong in December( as I live in China there is no youtube! ) Im from UK but live and work in Shanghai and recently moved into a house with a loft studio ! What luck, I now have space to explore and work on things I have only been thinking about for years. I went to art college in England in the 90's and worked for two local artists (sweeping up ect) but since have had no real connection with the art world. Well in December I bought all the stuff I needed and got stuck in again
I will post some paintings but I will say some of them are from direct tutorials, some from random photos I found on the web (one is about photographing in the style of the masters, really really inspirational in terms of composition).
Well, here you are, please feel free to clip my ears
I still have several progression shots.
I was told that copying the masters is very good for study so I will continue to do so. I spend as much time as I can in the National Gallery and the portrait gallery in London when I am home and it is free which is superb....I suggest you check out the sergent section and dutch masters, chardin rembrandt etc all there for free and they have a good website too. Rembrandts technique was all about the contrast and details of the eyes as humans tend to look at a persons eyes frist above all ( unless i guess a nude )so all his technique and focus was on one partcular object, I imagine it works in still life too.