After several weeks I was able to get some painting in again and it felt wonderful! Someone contacted me resently about a commission but A) they couldn't afford it or B) his "decorator" nixed the idea. It doesn't matter because it was the impetus I needed to get back to my musicians. This is either the start of a new series or a continuation of my Blues Series. In addition, due to circumstances at home I can not take any commissions at present.
Acrylic 20 X 20
Monday, September 1, 2008
Hey I'm done on this (finally).This is update #7. I used a different approach here. Lots of layers of very watery colors.... It was a very slow process - but that's ok. I normally use a lot of medium with my paints but for this one wanted to strictly use water. It takes much longer to build up the layers when using very watery washes but it produces some very translucent results. I have to admit towards the end I have reverted to some glazing mediums on her dress. I also have had to deal with some blemishes in the canvas. I didn't do a very good job with the gesso! I loved the upper left quarter of this piece. Once again, the hair gave me fits!
Acrylic 16" X 20"