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Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Troubled Girl" - Title provided by the model: Caitlin

"Troubled Girl" - Caitlin as of today 2 5 11.  Still work to do ..

"Troubled Girl" in monochrome to review values

 Before form-painting, I do a color wash or ebouche, for this type of linen, the ebouche gives the form-painting layer somewhere to stick to..  tried to keep the shadows light and transparent (Camie) - probably too late but it was not hard to pull them down slightly as I went!

Caitlin ink-in using a turp-wash of yellow-ochre and kings blue light.  Doing the ink-in with the model there helped me improve the drawing and get it more like her and less androgynous.

 First is the Graphite drawing to prep for the painting.  About 8 hours - 12 hours I think.

And the poster study below.. on Canva Paper -  that was one day's pose I think..

Below the setup at my "home studio"..  some day I will have somewhere to paint!  but the music is good!

More to come!


Sandra said...

Looks quite interesting , ps is that a black crow I spy in the distant roof tops !!

Sandra said...

Beautiful work, I say work, but you make it look quite effortless, I like the way in which you have the mono to keep your eye in on the values also !!

theo said...

Beautiful work as always.

Jala Pfaff said...