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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Practicing restraint~I could have gone on and on with this one. I could have easily over done it, but forced myself to stop when everything I wanted to say was there. It's all there..Quickie~fastest yet...20 minutes? Vincent Price~I love Vincent Price, such a classy actor. A+++ for brushwork, yes now we are getting somewhere, good values, good warms, cools, good neutrals.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's truly depressing on how crappy these scans are this weekend...the colors in this painting are beautiful; some of the most sophisticated I've done in my color journal. The trick is to do as many different color and lighting variations as I can. These are Nagel colors; almost all colors are mixed from a color base of Thalo green and Aliz Crimson. Lovely greys and crisp blacks. What I missed is the weariness and sorrow on her face...She looks a lot like my paternal grandmother.

I was working from a bad jpeg and the colors were very uneventful and desaturated. But the good thing was that it was totally open to color interpretation and thus I was free to explore what type of neutrals I wanted. Because of it's lack of focus on saturated color, I punched up the cool reds under the chin, which totally made an otherwise dull pic into a more livelier one.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Been really, really busy, had some time today, busted this out. I was rusty; took me over an hour and I struggled but the highlighted area on the scalp came out better than I imagined. The colors mixed well, my favorite part of the painting. I miss traditional painting and it's randomness. Been doing a lot of digital work lately and I love that too.

Moleskin color journal, acrylic on paper, roughly 5" x 4".