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Thursday, October 3, 2013
i can see finished from here: "a tattered hat future"
" a tattered hat future" (11.5"X20.5")
i put what i think are the final touches on this portrait of a young african boy. i didn't like the hard straight edge on the dark shape in front of him at the bottom of the painting. so, i lifted out some of it. the hat needed some work especially the tattered, frayed edges and holes. and i needed to darken some of the shadows in his clothing. the hand was only started when i last left off so i completed the painting of that. lastly, i thought that the upper left corner needed a splash of color so i added a spatter of manganese blue and teased it out a bit with the brush, finger, and spray bottle. the consequence was that i got a nice little organic dash of blue with a little run down the side, which i liked. so, i am declaring this finished unless i see something else while it hangs for a few days on the studio wall.