Ok heres my first study! I found this quite challenging!
THE SHY PEASANT - ILYA REPIN:
Ive really fallen in love with Repin's work recently, I only found out about his work while looking through the masters work in google. What i really like about this piece is how he captured the emotion in the portrait.
One of the main things that i noticed with this piece regarding composition, is the use of contrast in values to really get the viewer to focus in on the peasants face, and particularly his right eye to help sell the story behind the portrait.
40 Min study.