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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Class of January 25, 2009

Here I am playing with patches of color to see what works and what doesn't. There are lots that don't work right now, and I know this. This model has great skin colors but she was wriggling more than she was still, and I spent a lot of time just trying to figure out how to paint whatever wasn't in motion for a second at a time. That is why her hand is not quite finished. I had seen this great patch of florescent red between two fingers and it was rare after the initial sighting to get it back. Patience. Anyway, it should be better tonight with Mark there, and hopefully I can pull some of this into unity. She is a nursing mom, which explains the color of her breast. The triangle of light seen between her arm definitely needs to read brighter which probably means I need to darken the shadow side of her. I picked this view for the challenge of the large shadow shape. Right now that value relationship is not where I want it to be. I got it right in her hair.

1 comment:

Aloha Sistah said...

Sounds like you got a good (painting) workout on your birthday. There probably aren't many other things that bring you as much satisfaction as having a canvas in front of you and a paintbrush in hand. Hope this is the year of creative juices flowing copiously... Many happy returns!