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NEXT STAGE

I thought I was going to take a longer break from the painting but I found myself back at it this evening. So this stage is interesting because now I am mixing linseed oil with the paint which makes it much easier to work with. My main struggle came from the fact that I mixed […]

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FIRST STAGE COMPLETE

Today ended the first stage of my painting. I realized I have been calling this stage a ‘dead coloring stage’, but I think that has been incorrect. A dead coloring stage is much more simplistic and blocky, whereas I have been adding lots of detail. I think I really should have been more simplistic in […]

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SLOW DAY

I ordered a new shelving unit with bins and it arrived today. Putting it together was mildly annoying – getting halfway through and realizing I’d put some of the shelves on backwards and then having to take the entire thing apart to fix it. But when it was assembled I was very happy to get […]

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PLUGGING AWAY

I woke up and got right to work on the skirt. The challenge was to get the slow value change in the light areas from the bottom of the skirt (where it is darker) to the top (where it gets lighter). I struggled a bit deciding where the neutrals and warm tones should go, but […]

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NEXT STAGE

Today I started the dead coloring stage of the painting. That is where I start roughing in the darks to start establishing value and applying thinned-down color. What is the point of this stage? I may be repeating myself here (I may have discussed this in a previous blog) but trying to put in exact […]