Sunday, August 15, 2010

Clothe the Naked

I roughed in the body for Clothe the Naked this morning. It's been a while since I painted skin, but it wasn't as difficult as I anticipate. I've been looking at a lot of Titian (especially Susannah and the Elders) and Rubens to get ready. The skin looks violet now, but that's against the unpainted white canvas. The chair is dark mahogany, and the dog is mostly black, with a few tan accents and lots of blue highlights in the fur, so I'm expecting rich contrast.


I'm working from background to foreground so the central element will be painted last. The canvas is going to go into the drying box now, because there's a lot of white paint in the mix. It will be a while before I can paint another layer.

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