Today I finished a painting of the Vancouver Canuck’s goaltender: Roberto Luongo.
Taking just under two weeks to paint, this mask was meant to be an easier challenge – but posed it’s own difficulties within the slight changes in tone and colour of the white/yellow in his mask. From whites, to grey’s, browns and ochres, yellows and blues… it was a handful. I spent two days painting the face, and another on the jersey. I’ve left the background white, like the Carey Price mask, because I thought it looked just right like that. It also makes the figure pop out as the reflections in the painting contrast with the blank space.
There’s three modern masks in a row. Now it’s time for another vintage mask. Jacques Plante