Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mystery Portrait-Color Stage 2

I'm experimenting quite a bit with this painting, as well as keeping my fingers crossed too! It looks a little strange, but there is a reason for this stage. Classical painters called this "putting in the apple." I've applied vermillion red on cheeks, nose, chin and ear.  I also glazed viridian, (green) onto shadows and other parts of the face.  I hope to "tie" these colors together by subtle fleshtones on my next application.  The red under the surface will give the appearance of blood under the flesh.  I've also glazed vermillion red onto background and cadmium yellow onto suit and hair.  I haven't worked on his eyes yet.  I'll save them for later.

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