bemusing musings of a bewildered brush-wielder

day three

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Today was day three of working on the painting of Juan.  I really layered on thick paint, in order to try and get the strong light on Juan’s face.  I’ve adjusted my usual approach in painting, in that I am doing anything it takes to capture the light.  I really like the aesthetic that results- thick ribbons of paint, next to nebulous washes.  I’m playing around with textures, dragging the palette knife flat across the canvas, to create the look of an old plaster wall.

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One response

  1. It’s amazing how alive he looks.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

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