It's been a real long time since I posted and even spoke on here for that matter. I'm gonna try and stick w/ it this time. I started this painting about 6 months ago and finally put the finishing touches on it. I noticed this image that a girl I tattoo had taken of herself on facebook and for some reason was really taken by it. I rarely get inspired on such a whim. Most of the time, becoming inspired is a long and brutal trek and I usually end up settling on something i don't care to much about, but this time everything seemed to work out perfect. I'm going to try and focus on this blog more as a way to talk about art and what not, showing all kinds of works in progress in the process of traditional oil painting that I love so much.
Here are a couple shots of this one.
This is the finished grisaille. I initially did a raw umber wipe away but then added lead white to refine the underpainting. This process took 2 sittings.
This is the first color layer. After this I tended to it a few more times, adjusting colors and adding nuances.
Here is the finished product again. The photo I used was from an iphone and had some vintage filter on it which gave this red wash out over the lower part of the face. Initially I didn't want to add it and could've called it done after the first color layer but after staring at it for so long I decided I liked the effect and more so thought it would be a good lesson in scumbling opaque color.
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