I decided to to my painting the the Fauvian style. I did this because after this weeks exercise, I was a bit disheartened by my most recent attempt at a portrait. Since Fauvism has a lot of brightly colored portraits, it seemed like the right road to redemption. I gotta say, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I wasn’t originally planning on painting Hugh Laurie, but after literally google image searching “face” for a test to see how I’d shade a Fauvist portrait, this striking promotional image from House came up, and I decided it would be perfect. Dude’s got plenty of dimension to his face. I’m also really glad I spent all of yesterday painting the other exercises and getting more of a feel for paint thickness and shading. I think that the tetradic color scheme was really awesome to work in, giving you two sets sets of contrast and two shading gradients.