Monday, September 05, 2005
Guess again, I wasn't REALLY done...
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I thought I had finished this painting last night. But, alas, I was so wrong. In fact, I think I have one more session to go on this.
I looked at it this morning and realized it just was not complete. I needed more modeling in the face. I'm trying to maintain the freshness of the underpainting, but it deserves a more complete finish. So I started dabbing at different areas of the face with some color mixtures, and before long I was committed.
I thought this was looking pretty good, but my son saw it and said, "Looks great Dad, but he looks really cold (dead)".
Fair enough. The light where I work and the light I showed it to the family in are so different, I couldn't see it, but he was right.
So a few more warm tones in the face and I think I am good to go. Chris leaves for college on Thursday, so I hope I can have it ready to go before then.
Expect one more post of this painting.
Techincal Note: I work on a laptop with a 21" monitor connected to it. On the Laptop the image looks pretty close to what I have painted. On the large monitor, it is much darker and a lot of the details are darkened. I would love to know what you guys are seeing.