Editing a Work in Progress

12-14-2023
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Editing with a combination of thick, thin, and transparent paint will bring more variety and finish to your work in progress than alla prima alone.

Remember:

–Glazing and scumbling work best on a completely dry painting. 

–Use background tone to refine the shape of your subject.

–Pay attention to how different tones merge and interact with each other.

–You can let your brushstrokes show as much or as little as you like. It's best to paint loosely at first and be prepared to move things around.

–These tips apply to any subject, such as a landscape (like the one above) or the human form (below.)
 

Hand Study II

12-14-2023
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Hand Study

11-30-2023
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Hands are not to be feared.

Just remember to simplify.

Give at least as much attention to the palm, or the back of the hand, as the fingers.

A center line runs through the forearm, the hand, and the middle finger. Let the hand flow into the wrist.

Fingers are mini-cylinders. Treat them as one unit to start, then give them minimal separation with some warm tone.

Go a little more chromatic at the fingertips and knuckles.

Piece of cake!

Ear Study

11-30-2023
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