Saturday, 6 September 2008

Unfinished painting of Audrey Hepburn.

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I have now covered almost all of the canvas with paint, using the complementary colours yellow with violet and blue with orange.

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Broken brush strokes have be used in the background, painting over the child on the right. This will hopefully push him into the distance and make him fainter.

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The drapery around the baby is too bright, but when I lighten it I will have a chance to change things.

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I use the paint straight from the tube I don’t mix the paint with anything. This is because I don’t like the smell of linseed oil or turpentine.
The next time you see the paint it will be finished.
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7 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

Such fascinating tidbits of info as this progresses. Can't wait to see her face completed.

Wanda said...

Oh the painting is coming fast.

I love your instructions...even though I work in watercolor, you have given me things to consider, and use.

Love your work, your heart shines through... (((smile)))

Joyce said...

Nick, you can mix oil colours without using linseed oil or turpentine.

Sandy said...

Ohhh this is going to be great! Can't wait to see the finish...

Mythily said...

Nice one...

Serena said...

It's coming along very well. I'm curious to know which movie this one is taken from? It vaguely rings a bell with me.

Judy Mackey said...

You've captured her face - the concern.