I'm one of those avid lurkers that smells like aftershave.
I wish to dedicate this thread to the various paintings I am working on, but for the moment I would like to direct your attention to one of my most recent pieces.
Here is the latest update:
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Title: "His ordeal"
Size: 18 x 24"
Canvas: A regular gessoed canvas.
Brushes: Filbert, Flat, and Round which is a mix of Bristol and synthetic Sable. I used a wide range of sizes for experimentation and I enjoyed using the smaller sizes for the skin tones. I would like to get a Fan brush to begin to layer on the trees, hills, and the houses.
Click here for my complete progress throughout this painting.
When I began this painting it was originally going to be for someone, but at my third session working on this I left it alone for complicated reasons. During the time when I left this piece alone I was taking a Figure Drawing I course at a local community college to learn and refine my drawing skills. It wasn't until a week after I finished the course did I return back to this painting so I may work on it again.
I spent a lot of time being frustrated at myself, because I didn't properly lay out a solid foundation since I only added two different colors of glazes under my preliminary sketch. Afterwards, I spent the majority of my time reworking the structure, form, and well just the entire anatomy of the figure. It wasn't until I became entirely frustrated that I was pushed to experiment with my piece.
Now as you've noticed in my latest screenshot I have slowly added light glazes to the skin tone once more so I can see what is there left to salvage I before move on to work on another piece to attempt the Flemish technique (seven layer approach).
Phew, so that is my epic speech for this evening. I would like to welcome with open arms to any type of criticism you wish to throw at me.