20 August 2011

Tangle (AW-18)

22" x 15", watercolour, 2002, private collection

My latest painting project I've recently been chatty about is almost finished and I'll be posting actual images next week. It went well, but the "Science Element" meant to aid the darkening of the colour was only a semi-success, and I'll talk more about that next week as well.

Here's Ashley yet again wearing her blue velour tube top. I'm absolutely happy about how I handled the lighting on her right shoulder, but somewhat disappointed with how I handled the lighting on her face and her lower left arm. It's not subtle enough on her face, and I should have added some "bounce" light on her left biceps, letting the lower part remain descending into darkness. Not a terrible (or even bad) painting, but it was a learning experience, for sure.

That red tangly motif in the upper right is an art nouveau design I borrowed from Alphonse Mucha.


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