C.W. Here, we look more closely at his innovative technique for painting portraits from upside-down photographs in this step-by-step demonstration of Bourbon Street Chef, New Orleans.
Mundy began the demo by lightly sketching in an underdrawing.
Holding his photograph upside down to make sure he was seeing his subject subjectively, Mundy next began blocking in his light, medium, and dark values.
Mundy worked from the bottom of his canvas up as he painted sections of colors.
The artist painted in his darkest darks with large strokes of color.
Once the form began coming together, Mundy added his lighter values and details to the figure.
|THE COMPLETED PAINTING:|
Bourbon Street Chef, New Orleans
2006, oil on linen, 36 x 24.
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