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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
african girl finish
i didn't do too much more on this painting since the last posting. i basically finished off her braids. the only decision was to go with a more realistic portrayal or more impressionistic. the realistic won out. so i observed where the shadows and highlights were, made a few pencil marks for a guide, and over painted with some modeling. the amorphous shape next to her face needed some darkening. i wet the perimeter with clear water to control the wash and with the board almost vertical put in pretty much pure color at the top and let it run down. the colors were cerulean blue, raw sienna, and alizarin crimson permanent. i messed around with the shadows on her face a bit but that was really going no where so i decided i was finished.
again i must give credit to steve evans for use of his wonderful photo as a model for this painting.