Friday, September 25, 2009

24" x 18"
unfinished stage 11

This is when I really mess things up. Good idea to have the previous layer dry so the paint can slip over. Brushing in areas on the flesh where I want to push the tone from light to dark. After scribbling these notations, a thin middle tone is painted over the whole flesh area. Again, working lights into darks and darks into lights. And the whole process can be repeated layer after layer until the painting is finished. Not exactly a "put the stroke down and leave it technique" like alla prima... but nothing wrong with experimenting in different styles.

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