The next step once the student mastered (laughable word) drawing was to move onto cast painting. These are paintings of four casts that were painted during a class. Two were chosen to try to get a likeness of a particular statue (and reasonably successfully) and the others were classic cast paintings.
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The colors did not quite reproduce true in the photograph (cheap camera and taken with flash). The blue is usually actually a gray. But they actually look kind of nice as it is.
Oil on Canvas Board