another note i actually thought up all by my lonesome takes into account the adage, "when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade." i have complained perhaps too loudly that the low humidity out here makes the paint dry so fast that by the time i rinse and shake the brush after a stoke, it had already dried, thus making it impossible to do the sort of blending and lost edges i like to do. i could, of course, wet a spot of paper before the stroke, but this adds a step. i had the brilliant notion that strokes don't necessarily have to blended, especially if they are high value and transparent. all my colors are transparent except for manganese blue hue and the ever diminishing (use of) cerulean blue. i don't think i am going to use this here much as it is already started, but next time.....
|after one more hour|
|end of the second session|
so here are the two steps after subsequent hour long sessions:
apologies for my verbosity today. the model has an interesting tattoo on her *right* shoulder which i elected to include. i usually ignore tattoos and leave them out, but here it just seemed to se saying, "put me in!"