These studies in oil paint look like chocolate and caramel, with a touch of marshmallow. In actuality the three colors are burnt umber, raw sienna and white. Combined, they make a perfect value scale from dark to light. I used the flexibility of the creamy oil paint to study the edges of shapes in the composition - drawing objects forward and pushing others back, emphasizing and de-emphasizing. Ultimately, furthering the pursuit of representing the figure in space. 

This is a study of Peter Paul Rubens painting depicting St.George. My professor told me it would be difficult to study, so I did. Studying a masterpiece in this case consisted of breaking down the visual elements. In the end, a masterful composition is always simple, like many things in life.